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Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

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A unique exploration of responsibility and fate, this national bestseller relates the causes, consequences, and legal and moral implications of one man's deranged killings of his family.

About the Author

Robert and Mary Rowes second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes courageous response to adversity set an example for other parents of children with birth defects. Then the pressures on Bob Rowe—personal and professional—took their toll, and he fell into depression and, ultimately, delusion. And one day he took a baseball bat and killed his wife and three children. Julie Salamon deftly avoids sensationalism as she tells the Rowes tragic story with intelligence, sympathy, and insight. Like all great literary journalism, Facing the Wind asks us to join its issues and examine our own lives and problems in the new, bright light that good writing always sheds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759406
Author:
Salamon, Julie
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Salamon, Julie
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Murder -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Social conditions.
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x.70 in. .52 lbs.

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