While the City Slept is a true crime account of a rape and murder that occurred in Seattle in 2009. Unlike many crime reports, Eli Sanders's work is never lurid, never sensational. Instead, his focus is on physical and social environments that formed the victim, perpetrator, and survivor. Particular focus is given to the many times that the state failed to intervene in the life of a young man in crisis. Sanders highlights for the reader... (read more)
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