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They were first held in an abandoned fort, where they ate moderately well and were allowed to keep some of their fine clothing and books. Conditions steadily deteriorated, and the family was eventually transferred to a remote desert prison, where they suffered a decade of solitary confinement, torture, starvation, and the complete absence of sunlight. Oufkir's horrifying descriptions of the conditions are mesmerizing, particularly when contrasted with her earlier life in the royal court, and many graphic images will long haunt readers. Finally, teetering on the edge of madness and aware that they had been left to die, Oufkir and her siblings managed to tunnel out using their bare hands and teaspoons, only to be caught days later. Her account of their final flight to freedom makes for breathtaking reading. Stolen Lives is a remarkable book of unfathomable deprivation and the power of the human will to survive. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
If this had been a book of fiction, I would have found it hard to believe, but as it is not, that makes it all the more remarkable. Read morePublished on March 4 2012 by Mackenzie
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I loved this book sooooo much. Even though it was an Oprah book, which I normally get bored with. I immediately sent it off to my mom. I felt her pain, lonliness and fear. Read morePublished on May 21 2002
First of all, I do not want my negative review of the book and my following statements to be misconstrued as support for the inhumane conditions that Ms. Read morePublished on May 1 2002
This is a very well-written account of a fascinating life. The story really stuck in my head. To live through such torture and still be able to have a positive outlook is... Read morePublished on April 25 2002
The story as a whole was very tragic and I felt for the captives but the writing left a little to be desired. Read morePublished on April 11 2002 by Charlie B.