Natashas Hardcover – Oct 14 2003
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"The Natashas is a hard-hitting, well-researched account of the global sex trade, and Malarek is clearly a journalist with a mission." -- National Post
"The Natashas isnt just a book. Its a call to action." -- The Gazette (Montreal)
"International trafficking of women and girls is an issue of great concern... Victor Malarek's illumination of this pressing issue is a timely call to action." -- Honorable Jean Augustine, Secretary of State (Status of Women) (Multiculturalism)
"Malarek's exposè of greedy sexual indulgence fueled by profit-making and corruption is shockingly painful and bone chilling." -- Olivia Chow, Torontos Children and Youth Advocate, City Councillor
"Malarek's terse, matter-of-fact tone and scrupulous research make The Natashas all the more chilling." -- The Vancouver Sun
"Victor Malarek's shocking exposè is an important alarm bell that must be heeded." -- Caroline Weaver, Fine Print --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Often described as a crusading reporter, Victor Malarek has been a journalist for over 30 years and was one of the first journalists to report on the 1970 FLQ-October Crisis. In 1976, Malarek joined The Globe and Mail, where he garnered three prestigious Governor General's Awards for meritorious public service journalism. From 1990 to 2000, he was host of CBC's award-winning investigative documentary current affairs show, the fifth estate. He is the author of four books and is currently the investigations editor for The Globe and Mail.
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Top Customer Reviews
The Natashas is a very painful book to read. At the same time it is a book all of us MUST read. Mr. Malarek, one of our best investigative journalists gives a complete picture of the horror of sex trafficking, in particular, the recently booming sex trade of Eastern European women & children. To be precise in all respects, it is a book about the slavery of our time, brutal, murderous, heartbreaking enslavement of women and children within the very border of the western world.
With first hand information through personal interviews and field investigations, Mr. Malarek illustrates and analyses the nature of this human misery. But above all, he gives us a picture of the horrors these girls suffer: ”Recruited” by deception, coercion, or abduction, 200,000 girls each year from Eastern Europe are sold like cattle abroad to serve as sex slaves. They are tortured and threatened into submission. They are forced to take 10-30 clients a day. Many of them commit suicide, or become mentally sick, still more contract sexually transmitted diseases, have forced abortions, or babies who become orphans. Rarely do they escape their fate because they are invisible to us. Their owners make sure they blend into the local sex business environment, because they don’t speak the local languages, because policemen and politicians don’t care enough, because men who buy sex don’t care (or know) the crime they are paying to propagate, and most of all, because the public is not aware of it and many of us despise them.
This book is not about prostitution.Read more ›
Malarek does an excellent job portraying victims of the sex industry in a way that allows the reader to feel empathy for the women and children. Some parts of the book are extremely heartbreaking and graphic, however, they are necessary to include to give the reader a proper understanding of the horrors that human trafficking and prostitution involve.
Buy this book, read it, and spread the word.
Most recent customer reviews
Very well researched, I always liked Victor Malarek, he explores the topic very well. I would recommend this book...Published 14 months ago by The Rose
This is a very important book, the brutality of sex trade brought brought to light.Published 18 months ago by canadaman
This is an eye opener. A must read. Victor Malarek is a great journalist and amazing author. Shed a few tears reading this book.Published on May 24 2014 by Derbs2000