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A House in the Sky : A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything - Amanda Lindhout

A House in the Sky

A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything


Published: 28th May 2014
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The inspiring story of a woman who survived kidnap and being held captive for a year in war-torn Somalia . . .

Amanda Lindhout loved to travel. She backpacked around the world, crossing borders, enthralled by what she encountered. This led her to becoming a reporter, working in war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq. In August 2008, she travelled to Somalia - 'the most dangerous place on earth'. Along a dusty road on her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked gunmen.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converted to Islam as a way to survive. Moved between a series of derelict desert houses, she was given 'wife lessons' by one of her captors and kept herself sane by invoking memories of the world she'd experienced before captivity. At her most desperate she'd visit a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark, being totured. She survived on strategy, fortitude, and hope - and risked everything on a daring escape.

Vivid and suspenseful, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity.

About the Author

Amanda Lindhout (born June 12, 1981) is a Canadian humanitarian and journalist. In 2008, she and members of her entourage were kidnapped by Islamist insurgents in southern Somalia. She was released 15 months later on November 25, 2009, and has since embarked on a philanthropic career. In 2013, she released the New York Times bestseller A House in the Sky: A Memoir, in which she recounts her hostage experience.

ISBN: 9780670920860
ISBN-10: 067092086X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 28th May 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1