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

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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. Her debut book Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize at the BC Book Prizes in 2018. She lives in Vancouver.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.


Dead Reckoning is one of those books that will remain on my mind for a very, very long time. I applaud Carys Cragg's personal journey, and the graceful and highly articulate writing she employs to share her journey with readers. -Amber Dawn, author of Sub Rosa and How Poetry Saved My Life

With remarkable candour and extraordinary insight Carys Cragg's memoir examines central elements of transformative justice - truth, responsibility and punishment. Healing becomes not reconciliation but compromise, as Cragg's story shifts from the narration of her father's murder as a moment of horror and devastation to a journey of surrender, acceptance, and even forgiveness. -Marina Cantacuzino, Founder, The Forgiveness Project

Cragg's own tenacity, integrity, and wisdom, shine through in this book, offering a testament to the revolutionary power of a life well lived. Reading this memoir left me feeling hopeful that a more just, caring, and relationally responsible world is within our collective reach. -Dr. Jennifer White, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria

Carys Cragg's father's murder was a tragedy, but the whole point of tragedy is that order is restored. In Dead Reckoning, she charts her tortured path from chaos to recovery with marvellous insight, determination and seering honesty. This is a book for anyone whose life has been torn apart, seeking to put the pieces back together. -Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

Dead Reckoning asks important questions: about what justice means, how we can repair harm and what society asks of the victims, as well as the perpetrators, of the most heinous crimes. -The Globe and Mail

Carys Cragg writes with intensity and vulnerability, building suspense against a backdrop of her own self-examination and her critique of the systems she encounters, whether familial or societal. As both a professional in the formal justice system and a restorative justice practitioner, I would recommend this book to anyone involved in or seeking greater understanding of either field. -Douglas Hillian, Vancouver Island Youth Justice Director, BC Ministry of Children and Family Development

What a brave, informative and deeply moving book this is. Carys Cragg takes us on her journey to get to know her father's killer and to understand the man and the moment that changed her life forever. From the girl that she was to the advocate for at-risk youth that she has become, Cragg's life and work give her a unique and powerful insight into crime's preventable causes and its devastating aftermath. Sonja Larsen, author of Red Star Tattoo

What strikes me most poignantly in Carys Cragg's Dead Reckoning is that she is motivated by her needs, fired up by her wants. Her integrity is expressed by her vibrant tenacity to share in dialogue with the offender, the man who took her father's life. Her clarity of expression is boundless. I celebrate her spirit. -Margot Van Sluytman, advocate and justice advisor

A work of staggering grace -- a book that highlights the nature of restorative justice for perpatrators and victims alike. It is also testament to Cragg herself, whose fierce search for empathy allows her to travese a seemingly impossible divide. -Quill and Quire

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 --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B0713M9HMN
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press (Nov. 20 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • File size : 4594 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 333 pages
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