My Favourite CrimeFront Cover

ISBN: 9781772012323 | paperback / softback

$24.95 | 232 pages | Pub. Date: 2019
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | forthcoming | Bisac: BIO024000
ISBN 13: 9781772012323 | Rights: WORLD

My Favourite Crime
Essays and Journalism from Around the World
By Deni Ellis Béchard

My Favourite Crime ranges across the world and over a wide array of contemporary issues. Divided into five sections, all united by a recurring consideration of how writing helps transform our understanding of our family, of ourselves, and of the world, the book addresses such disparate topics as: the author’s tumultuous relationship with his father, exploring his struggle to make sense of his father’s criminality as well as his own, and the temptation to lapse back into crime when one has been raised with it; the illuminated gospels on Patmos, the Greek island where Saint John composed the Book of Revelation and where refugees are locked up without food or water; an American soldier transitioning between genders while serving in Afghanistan; children accused of sorcery and exorcised in Kinshasa’s revival churches; and Indian women’s responses to their country’s rampant rape culture. Including articles about Cuba, Colombia, Iraq, Rwanda, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Québec, and the United States, My Favourite Crime is current, engaged, compelling writing not to be missed.

By Deni Ellis Béchard

Deni Ellis Béchard is the author of six books, and his articles, fiction, and photos have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world.

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