Gone Boy: A Father's Search for the Truth in His Son's Murder Paperback – June 21, 2011
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“Powerful … must-reading for everyone troubled by the epidemic of shootings.”—Time
“Gibson is a fine writer whose work rivals the subtleties of Norman Mailer's best fiction.”—Boston magazine
“Complex, surprising. … This book should be seriously considered by educational professionals, as well as by violence survivors who might benefit from Gibson's singular odyssey.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Gibson is one of those rare birds whose humanism is a result of his innate curiosity about people. He's not interested in demonizing anyone, and he readily admits how people confound his expectations. To his great credit, Gibson writes about everyone he meets as an irreducibly complex human being.”—Salon
“Gone Boy is not merely a book; it’s a journey you experience. You move with Gregory Gibson as he looks down the barrel of the gun that killed his son, stands face to face with the man who sold it, comes to know the killer, comes to know the killer’s parents—and comes to know himself. You will never read a more honest book, and honestly, it changed me.”—Gavin de Becker, author of The Gift of Fear
About the Author
- Publisher : North Atlantic Books (June 21, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 360 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1556439598
- ISBN-13 : 978-1556439599
- Item Weight : 1.22 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.04 x 1.02 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,353,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In the 20 years between Simon's Rock and Sandy Hook, this book should have been required reading for anyone involved in shaping gun legislation in America.
While the terrible toll guns take on our society is calculated in human suffering, it will be paid in remorse and forgiveness. If the actual cash value of the victim's settlements, the costs of courts and law enforcement were billed back to the companies profiting from gun violence, or included as a tax on the sale of each weapon, it might change the equation.
Guns don't have to be illegal. But they don't have to be cheap and plentiful either.
We need to re-examine the contract.
Simon's Rock, '89-'93
But this book stands alone. It's intensely personal and honest. No other book has given me insight into how a parent copes with the senseless, violent loss of a child like this one has.
Thank you, Mr. Gibson, for your courage and your generosity in sharing your intimate journey toward understanding and in the process helping me to understand too.
Besides that this is just a damn good book.