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Author Sanders, Eli, author.

Title While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a wake-up call for mental health care in America / Eli Sanders.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017.


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 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  364.1523 SANDERS    Check Shelf
Description 318 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Summary On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love--Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other--woke up to find Isaiah Kalebu, twenty-three years old and with a history of mental illness, standing over them with a knife. In this compassionate and riveting account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the crime, offers a portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in America--as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu's slide toward violence--observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one.
Contents Prologue: South Rose Street -- Teresa and Jennifer -- Capture -- Isaiah -- Danger to self and others -- Threshold of competence -- The trial -- Epilogue: The river.
Subject Kalebu, Isaiah.
Kalebu, Isaiah. (OCoLC)fst01987503
Murder -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Case studies.
Rape -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Case studies.
Mentally ill offenders -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Case studies.
Lesbians -- Crimes against -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Case studies.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
TRUE CRIME -- Murder.
Lesbians -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst00996549
Mentally ill offenders. (OCoLC)fst01016814
Murder. (OCoLC)fst01029781
Rape. (OCoLC)fst01089970
Washington (State) -- Seattle. (OCoLC)fst01204940
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
True crime stories. (OCoLC)fst01919985
True crime stories.
ISBN 0143109510
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