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Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius

Author: John Carlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"Ending Reeva's life, and in the same instant annihilating his own, had condemned him in the end to the shadow existence he had fought so hard to avoid -- inspiring compassion in some, derision in many more, and ripping forever from his grasp all that he had strived so hard to win"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Named Person: Oscar Pistorius; Reeva Steenkamp; Reeva Steenkamp; Oscar Pistorius; Oscar Pistorius
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Carlin
ISBN: 0062297066 9780062297068
OCLC Number: 880237222
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: 393 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Carlin.

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"Ending Reeva's life, and in the same instant annihilating his own, had condemned him in the end to the shadow existence he had fought so hard to avoid -- inspiring compassion in some, derision in many more, and ripping forever from his grasp all that he had strived so hard to win"--Page 4 of cover.

Oscar Pistorius made history as the first amputee to compete against able-bodied runners at the 2012 London Olympics. But less than a year later, Pistorius rocked the world once again when he shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, through a closed bathroom door in the early hours of February 14, 2013. Charged with murder, he claimed self-defense, contending that he had acted in a blind panic, imagining an intruder had broken in. Carlin follows the trials of this fallen champion, detailing his fraught upbringing against the story of South Africa, a young democracy stained by a history of racial disparity and levels of criminal violence that are among the highest in the world.

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