Iris Changas mysterious suicide in 2004, at age thirty-six, didnat 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 Changas aperfecta life, Kamen searched her own memory and scoured Changas letters, diaries, and archival material to fill in the gaps of Changas personal transformation-from awkward teen to homecoming princess in college, from aex-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 writeras 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|
|Publisher||:||Da Capo Press - 2007-12-10|