People Who Eat Darkness

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155614

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

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*** Richard Lloyd Parry is the Winner of the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize *** In the summer of 2000, Jane Steare received the phone call every mother dreads. Her daughter Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde, and twenty-one years old - had stepped into the vastness of a Tokyo summer and disappeared forever. That winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a desolate seaside cave. Her disappearance was mystifying. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? What did her work, as a 'hostess' in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo, really involve? And could Lucie's fate be linked to the disappearance of another girl some ten years earlier? Over the course of a decade, Richard Lloyd Parry has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story and been given unprecedented access to Lucie's bitterly divided family to reveal the astonishing truth about Lucie and her fate.

In the Time of Madness

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 155584863X

Category: History

Page: 328

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From the acclaimed author of The People Who Eat Darkness comes this “deeply felt” account of Indonesia at the crossroads of freedom and terror (Time Asia). In the last years of the twentieth century, foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious, and violent countries in the world. For thirty-two years, it had been paralyzed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto, but now the age of Suharto was coming to an end. Would freedom prevail, or was the “time of madness” predicted centuries before now at hand? On the island of Borneo, tribesmen embarked on a rampage of headhunting and cannibalism. Vast jungles burned uncontrollably; money lost its value; there were plane crashes and volcanic eruptions. Then, after Suharto’s tumultuous fall, came the vote on East Timor’s independence from Indonesia. And it was here, trapped in the besieged compound of the United Nations, that Richard reached his own breaking point. A book of hair-raising immediacy and psychological unravelling, In the Time of Madness is an accomplishment in the great tradition of Conrad, Orwell, and Ryszard Kapuscinski.

Tokyo, Kyoto & Ancient Nara

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Cadogan Books


Category: Travel

Page: 312

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This guide takes the reader by the hand through the complexities and culture of Japan, with a wealth of knowledge on the Japanese people and a section on business and social etiquette.

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546664

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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**WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE** ‘The definitive book on the quake which killed more than 15,000 people.’ Mail Online ‘You will not read a finer work of narrative non-fiction this year.’ Economist ‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A future classic of disaster journalism.’ Observer On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,500 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. He met a priest who performed exorcisms on people possessed by the spirits of the dead. And he found himself drawn back again and again to a village which had suffered the greatest loss of all, a community tormented by unbearable mysteries of its own. What really happened to the local children as they waited in the school playground in the moments before the tsunami? Why did their teachers not evacuate them to safety? And why was the unbearable truth being so stubbornly covered up? Ghosts of the Tsunami is a classic of literary non-fiction, a heart-breaking and intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts of those who lived through it. It tells the story of how a nation faced a catastrophe, and the bleak struggle to find consolation in the ruins.

The Literary Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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Light in Darkness

Author: John Emory Godbey,Allen Howard Godbey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Missionaries

Page: 768

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Family in Manipur

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Families

Page: 62

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Out of Darkness

Author: David K. Sakheim,Susan E. Devine

Publisher: Free Press


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 315

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Brings together the testimony of psychiatrists, theologians, an FBI agent, and two survivors of ritual abuse to provide a balanced look at the network of satanic cults in existence today.