Chase your Shadow

Chase your Shadow

The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

Book - 2014 | First U.S. edition
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"[J]ournalist John Carlin's vivid firsthand account of Pistorius's seven-month murder trial, broadcast worldwide from Johannesburg, details the wrenching emotional breakdowns and merciless interrogation of the accused on and off the stand, the fraught relationship between the Pistorius and Steenkamp families, and the highly controversial verdict of culpable homicide, for which Pistorius received a five-year sentence. But Chase Your Shadow is far more than just a sensational crime story, as Carlin shows through meticulous reporting and extensive access to Pistorius and his family and friends. This courtroom confrontation between a white, privileged, twenty-seven-year-old male athlete on trial for murder and the black female judge who alone would decide his fate--held in a democratic country trying to exorcise its history of racial hatred and endemic violence against women--exposes the complex social and political realities of post-Apartheid South Africa"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 345.6802523 C
Characteristics: 393 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780062297068
0062297066

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Oct 03, 2016

I knew of this case and followed the trial albeit inconsistently. I had seen the 48 Hours interview at the time, and thought there would be more to learn. Wonderfully written and very easy to read. Am looking forward to the book on Nelson Mandela by the same author. I would highly recommend this book!

LJHan Mar 05, 2015

Couldn't finish this.
This book is so pro Pistorius--by the second page that was obvious--that I wondered why I never saw his halo while watching him run on TV...perhaps halos don't show up on cameras?

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