A DEATH IN BELMONT

Author: Junger (Sebastian)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Edition Details: 1st UK Edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 9780007200054
Price: 4.00
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Hardback. On March 11, 1963, the lives of a black cleaner, an Italian-American carpenter and a Jewish housewife collided in the leafy Boston suburb of Belmont. These 3 people did not know each other but, by the end of the day, the housewife had been raped and strangled, the cleaner had been arrested on suspicion of being the notorious Boston Strangler, and the man who later admitted to being the real Strangler - carpenter Al DeSalvo - had returned home to his wife and children. Unwittingly drawn into this brutal drama were 1yr-old Sebastian Junger's own family, who, on the completion of some work DeSalvo had been doing for many weeks on their house, posed for a photograph with him the day after the Belmont strangling. Taking this chilling family snap as his inspiration, Junger explores the worlds of the three protagonists and creates a vivid portrait of 1960s America that touches on the historic themes of that era: the assassination of JFK and the troubling race relations that prefigured the death of Martin Luther King. The author is the acclaimed author of the bestselling book 'The Perfect Storm.' 266pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in Vg+ dw. which has a crease across fr. cover (see image).

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