Finding Iris Chang

Finding Iris Chang

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Iris Changa€™s mysterious suicide in 2004, at age thirty-six, didna€™t seem to make any sense. She had more to live for than anyone, including fame, fortune, beauty, a husband, and child. Some even wondered if the controversial author of the Rape of Nanking had been murdered. Long-time friend Paula Kamen was among those left wondering what had gone so wrong. Seeking to reconcile the suicide with the image of Changa€™s a€œperfecta€ life, Kamen searched her own memory and scoured Changa€™s letters, diaries, and archival material to fill in the gaps of Changa€™s personal transformation-from awkward teen to homecoming princess in college, from a€œex-shy persona€ to world-class speaker and international human rights pioneer-and later decline into mental illness and paranoia. A literary investigation of an important writera€™s journey, Finding Iris is a tribute to a lost heroine, a portrait of the real and vulnerable woman who inspired so many around the world.Susan signed her up, and Iris became, at the age of twenty-three, the youngest author at Basic Books. After her first book was published, revealing her innocence, Iris asked Susan if she could pay Basic Books to publish a book on the Rape ofanbsp;...

Title:Finding Iris Chang
Author: Paula Kamen
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2007-12-10

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