Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky

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A revealing look at the power of speaking out, Writing in an Age of Silence describes Paretski’s coming of age in a time of great possibility, during the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and the women’s movement. Bestselling crime-writer Sarah Paretsky has won critical acclaim for her V.I. Warshawski novels, centered around one of the first and most popular female investigators in contemporary fiction. In this fascinating and personal account, Paretsky describes a life shaped by the desire to act. From the feminist movement—which triggered her aspirations to write and shaped the character of her female detective—to the Patriot Act and the liberties we have lost, Paretsky describes the struggle of one individual to find a voice. A moving call to action, Writing in an Age of Silence chronicles the social changes that have shaped contemporary America, and mirrors a desire for freedom, both personal and political, that many Americans will relate to today.
 

About Sara Paretsky

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SARA PARETSKY is the author of fifteen previous books, including twelve V. I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago.
 
Published May 5, 2009 by Verso. 138 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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A lacerating polemical memoir from the creator of V.I. Warshawski.

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A long time supporter of women in writing and an activist for civil rights, especially women's rights, Paretsky has spoken out against various threats to Americans' constitutional rights, focusing on free speech and the right to dissent.

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Sara Paretsky is well known for her best-selling VI Warshawski crime novels, and her tough-talking, Smith and Wesson wielding heroine, Vic, who was one of the first female crime fighters to grace the pages of genre fiction.

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