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The Other Side (Paperback)

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At 21, Johnson was kidnapped and held captive by her abusive ex-boyfriend in the soundproof room where he intended to kill her, but her incredible memoir isn’t about that. It’s about the before and after, a reminder to believe survivors when they do the hard work of telling their stories. Johnson tells hers through lyrical prose that turns even the ugliest tragedy into something beautiful.

— Kristi


Lacy Johnson bangs on the glass doors of a sleepy local police station in the middle of the night. Her feet are bare; her body is bruised and bloody; U-bolts dangle from her wrists. She has escaped, but not unscathed. The Other Side is the haunting account of a first passionate and then abusive relationship; the events leading to Johnson's kidnapping, rape, and imprisonment; her dramatic escape; and her hard-fought struggle to recover. At once thrilling, terrifying, harrowing, and hopeful, The Other Side offers more than just a true crime record. In language both stark and poetic, Johnson weaves together a richly personal narrative with police and FBI reports, psychological records, and neurological experiments, delivering a raw and unforgettable story of trauma and transformation.

About the Author

Lacy M. Johnson is the author of "Trespasses: A Memoir" and is coartistic director of the multimedia project [the invisible city]. Her memoir "The Other Side" is forthcoming from Tin House Books in July 2014. She lives in Houston with her husband and children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781935639831
ISBN-10: 1935639838
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: July 15th, 2014
Pages: 219
Language: English
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Last Updated At: 10/17/2019 07:45am