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By Philip Weiss

ISBN-10: 006009687X

ISBN-13: 9780060096878

ISBN-10: 0061535702

ISBN-13: 9780061535703

In 1975, a brand new team of Peace Corps volunteers landed at the island state of Tonga. between them was once Deborah Gardner -- a stunning twenty-three-year-old who, within the following 12 months, will be stabbed twenty-two instances and left for useless inside of her hut. one other volunteer grew to become himself in to the Tongan police, and lots of of the opposite american citizens have been convinced he had dedicated the crime. yet via the nation division, he lower back domestic a unfastened guy. even if the tale was once saved quiet within the usa, Deb Gardner's demise and the outlandish aftermath took on mythical proportions in Tonga. Now journalist Philip Weiss "shines sunlight at the evidence of this gruesome case with the fervor of an avenging angel" (Chicago Tribune), exposing a gripping story of affection, violence, and clashing beliefs. With bravura reporting and brilliant, novelistic prose, Weiss transforms a Polynesian legend right into a singular artifact of yankee historical past and a profoundly relocating human tale.

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Maybe there was some cultural misunderstanding, too. Paul Boucher and Vickie Redpath were East Coast intellectuals. So was Dennis. They weren’t as familiar with Deb’s type, a girl from the Pacific Northwest with her Kelty pack who had grown up camping with her father and was smart but not overly analytical. Francis expressed misgivings. Deb wasn’t interested in Dennis that way. The party was a dishonest setup. Should people who knew and liked Deb be helping Dennis this way? So it went. The dinner came off badly.

At the Seattle Public Library a woman at the genealogy desk wearing a bunch of silver New Age jewelry told me that divorcees in their forties almost always did. She reached for a book called Finding Anyone in the 20th Century, and flipped through it, past photographs of a driver’s license and obscure public records. My spirit quailed. Finding Deb’s mom was going to be a long, bureaucratic grind. But the next morning after only five minutes at a microfilm reader in a warehouse-like public building,“Gardner, Alice Marie” appeared in script in a column of Ladies’ Names in old marriage records.

Alice had probably remarried. At the Seattle Public Library a woman at the genealogy desk wearing a bunch of silver New Age jewelry told me that divorcees in their forties almost always did. She reached for a book called Finding Anyone in the 20th Century, and flipped through it, past photographs of a driver’s license and obscure public records. My spirit quailed. Finding Deb’s mom was going to be a long, bureaucratic grind. But the next morning after only five minutes at a microfilm reader in a warehouse-like public building,“Gardner, Alice Marie” appeared in script in a column of Ladies’ Names in old marriage records.

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