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Run, Hide, Repeat
A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
By (author): Pauline Dakin
Pauline Dakin

Imprint:

Penguin Canada

ISBN:

9780735233249

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult
Aug 09, 2022
$19.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.98in x 5.21 x 0.92 in | 0.64 lb

Page Count:

336 pages

Illustrations:

8PP B+W PHOTO INSERT
Penguin Canada
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
 
Atlantic Book Awards - Margaret and John Savage First Book Award 2018, Short-listed British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction 2018, Long-listed Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction 2018, Winner Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction Award 2018, Short-listed Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors 2018, Short-listed
Winner of the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction · Longlisted for British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction 2018 · Shortlisted for the 2018 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award · Shortlisted for the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards - Margaret and John Savage First Book Award · Shortlisted for the 2018 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors · A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

“Dakin’s childhood on the run has all the elements of a great thriller. There are last-minute cross-country escapes, a web of dark family secrets, and a desperately agreed-to vow of silence. But it is ultimately a fable about the power of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of our lives…” —The New York Times



The unforgettable memoir of a family betrayed by a cruel deception.



Award-winning journalist Pauline Dakin spent her childhood on the run. Without warning, her mother uprooted her and her brother twice, moving thousands of miles away from family and friends. Disturbing events interrupted their outwardly normal life: break-ins, car thefts, even physical attacks on a family friend. Many years later, her mother finally revealed they’d been running from the Mafia and were receiving protection from a covert anti-organized crime task force.



But the truth was even more bizarre. Gradually, Dakin’s fears gave way to suspicion and she let her instincts as a journalist take over, only to discover that the Mafia threat was actually an elaborate web of lies. As she revisits her past, Dakin uncovers the human capacity for betrayal and deception, and the power of love to forgive.



Run, Hide, Repeat is simultaneously a tender memoir of a childhood steeped in unexplained fear and menace and a twisted thriller-like exploration of a family under threat, and the resilience of family bonds.

Story Locale: Canada

AWARD DARLING: This book has been nominated for—and won—many awards. 

WINNING GENRE: We have a great track in carefully selected memoirs (They Left Us Everything, A Thousand Farewells, Prisoner of Tehran).

PLATFORM: Dakin already has a media platform through her long career with the CBC that we can build on. She is now a journalism professor at King’s College, Halifax.

PAULINE DAKIN is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax. A journalist who has worked in radio, television, and print, she was also a senior producer for CBC Nova Scotia and host of CBC Radio’s Atlantic Voice. She has received many national journalism awards, including a citation of merit from The Michener Awards.

Author Residence: Halifax, NS

Author Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

One of The Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2017

“Dakin’s childhood on the run has all the elements of a great thriller. There are last-minute cross-country escapes, a web of dark family secrets, and a desperately agreed-to vow of silence. But it is ultimately a fable about the power of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of our lives…”
The New York Times

“What happens when ’Fake News’ takes over your family? This harrowing true story reads like a psychological thriller—I was haunted by it.” —Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything

“From a childhood marked by secrets and sudden moves to an adulthood where truth—and lies—of the past are laid bare, Run, Hide, Repeat is a fascinating story of family, deception, and forgiveness.” —Sonja Larsen, author of Red Star Tattoo

“Mystery rolls in like the tide in this story — without fail, over and over.” –Chatelaine

“This twisted page-turner brings the truth to the forefront, while Dakin tries to master the art of forgiveness.” —Canadian Living

“This is a well-paced and engrossing memoir where Dakin’s skills as long-time CBC health reporter uncover one final, startling revelation.”—The Globe and Mail   

Run, Hide, Repeat is part crime thriller, part scientific analysis of delusional disorder.” –Calgary Herald



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