Life After Darkness

Life After Darkness

From Michelle Knight-Cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 NYT bestselling author of Finding Me-comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape.

Author: Michelle Knight

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1602865647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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From Michelle Knight-Cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 NYT bestselling author of Finding Me-comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape. Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again? In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light. An inspiring story-and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life After Darkness

Life After Darkness

Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings Michelle Knight. or stay quiet. I could decide what I did, where I went, how I lived. I could even create a life for myself, maybe a normal life, maybe a life in which I ...

Author: Michelle Knight

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781602865754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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From Michelle Knight-Cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Finding Me comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape. Michelle Knight -- now known as Lily Rose Lee -- captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again? In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light. An inspiring story -- and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Finding Me

Finding Me

A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings Michelle Knight ... York Times bestselling author of Fanding Me FINDING HEALING AND HAPPINESS AFTER THE CLEVELAND KIDNAPPINGS Life After Darkness NOW KNOWN AS ...

Author: Michelle Knight

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781602862579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope. Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Urban Captivity Narratives

Urban Captivity Narratives

Finding Me: A Decade of Dark A Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings. Weinstein Books, CA. ——— (2018). Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings. Harper Collins: Toronto.

Author: Heather Hillsburg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000606546

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Evolving from a rigorous study of post-9/11 women's writing, Dr. Heather Hillsburg's new monograph identifies an emerging genre, which she names Urban Captivity Narratives. Using examples ranging from memoir to young adult fiction, each of the texts examined in the study follows a female protagonist who has survived abduction, been held captive for months or even years, and subjected to sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by their captor. Hillsburg contextualizes these narratives, and takes into consideration our current political atmosphere, the role of patriarchy, and various social anxieties that come into play when discussing the kind of oppression seen in these narratives.
Categories: Literary Criticism