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On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women Paperback – Illustrated, Oct. 25 2011
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“Rich with detail. . . . Should you buy this book and read it? Definitely.”
— Neil Boyd, The Globe and Mail
"Stevie Cameron, who brought the art of political investigative journalism in Canada to new heights over the last three decades, has distinguished herself and her profession once again… [On the Farm] will surely remain a classic for generations of crime readers to come."
— Winnipeg Free Press
"On the Farm is the book you were hoping for… A hard-hitting look at the botched police investigations of Pickton."
— The Vancouver Sun
"No writer knows this story better than Cameron… [On the Farm] will go down as the definitive resource on the Pickton affair."
"Stevie Cameron has written yet another great book exposing, as is her wont, the 'comfortable establishment' in our country of indifference to societal ills that might be expensive nuisances to deal with."
— The Tyee
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- Publisher : Vintage Canada; Illustrated edition (Oct. 25 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 768 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0676975852
- ISBN-13 : 978-0676975857
- Item weight : 697 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 4.06 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By CH on May 13, 2021
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Three books have haunted me. One is Mildred Savage's The Knives Of Justice. Another is Kirk Makin's Redrum The Innocent. If you want to be stirred, then read these accounts of awful miscarriages of justice, because they may just make you alter the way you think about things. The latest book to stir me is On The Farm by Stevie Cameron. The book tells the story of missing drug addicted prostitutes. Expertly written and thoroughly researched, the book is a triumph in humanising those women polite society labels as worthless. By showing that each woman had her own story, her own family, and her own tale of woe which forced her down a dangerous path, the author immediately makes you face your own preconceptions. The police didn't care about these women, until they were forced to act, but you will empathise with them from the start.
Secondly, what happened to the women is horrible beyond words. Having watched some of Hollywood's torture-porn films, I thought I would be immune to reading about similar real-life events. The author's talent is not to lay the horror on thickly, like less able writers would, but to carefully and accurately describe events as they happen and, rather than speculate on what took place, present the facts to the reader. My own imagination filled in the gaps and - for the first time in my life - I could not sleep at all, the night after I finished the book.
The book is terribly unsettling but a triumph nevertheless.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2021