Missing Sarah: A Memoir Of Loss

Paperback | July 8, 2008

byVries Maggie De

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On April 14, 1998, Sarah de Vries disappeared from her usual spot on the corner of Princess and Hastings in Vancouver. She became one of the many women who had vanished from the Downtown Eastside—women, most of them sex workers and drug addicts—whose DNA would later be found on the Pickton farm. Reflecting on her adopted sister’s story, through Sarah’s own poetry and journals and the recollections of those close to her at home and downtown, Maggie uncovers the portrait of a bright, charismatic woman who found herself trapped in a downward spiral of self-loathing, prostitution, drugs, and violence. In this achingly honest book, the reader is drawn into revelations and understanding just as Maggie was. Tragic though it was in many ways, Sarah’s life had meaning.

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On April 14, 1998, Sarah de Vries disappeared from her usual spot on the corner of Princess and Hastings in Vancouver. She became one of the many women who had vanished from the Downtown Eastside—women, most of them sex workers and drug addicts—whose DNA would later be found on the Pickton farm. Reflecting on her adopted sister’s story...

In addition to Missing Sarah, Maggie de Vries is the author of nine books for children and teens. Her recent teen novel, Rabbit Ears, is closely linked with her sister’s story (which she explored in Missing Sarah) as is her 2014 TEDx Talk, The Red Umbrella: Sex Work, Stigma and the Law. Maggie has been teaching children’s literature an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.23 × 5.25 × 0.69 inPublished:July 8, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143170449

ISBN - 13:9780143170440

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