Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father by Carys CraggDead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father by Carys Cragg

Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father

byCarys Cragg

Paperback | September 12, 2017

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A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year
Finalist, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)

When Carys Cragg was eleven, her father, a respected doctor, was brutally murdered in his own home by an intruder. Twenty years later, and despite the reservations of her family and friends, she decides to contact his murderer in prison, and the two correspond for a period of two years. She learns of his horrific childhood, and the reasons he lied about the murder; in turn, he learns about the man he killed. She mines his letters for clues about the past before agreeing to meet him in person, when she learns startling new information about the crime.

With gripping suspense and raw honesty, Dead Reckoning follows one woman's determination to confront the man who murdered her father, revealing her need for understanding and the murderer's reluctance to tell―an uneasy negotiation between two people from different worlds both undone by tragedy. This is a powerful and emotional memoir about how reconciling with the past doesn't necessarily provide comfort, but it can reveal the truth.

Carys Cragg is an instructor in Child, Family & Community Studies at Douglas College. Her personal essays and reviews have appeared in such venues as The Globe & Mail and The Tyee. She is a graduate of the Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University. She lives in Vancouver.
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Title:Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My FatherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551526972

ISBN - 13:9781551526973

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An extremely powerful story for the public to have access to, and one that smashes society's assumptions about both victim and perpetrator. ―Toronto Star