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Author Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsdóttir, author

Title South of forgiveness / Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger
Published Brunswick : Scribe Publications, 2017
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Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface to this edition; Email; SEVEN YEARS AND FIVE MONTHS LATER; DAY ONE; DAY TWO; From Tom's diary; DAY THREE; From Tom's diary; DAY FOUR; From Tom's diary; DAY FIVE; From Tom's diary; DAY SIX; From Tom's diary; DAY SEVEN; From Tom's diary; DAY EIGHT; From Tom's diary; DAY NINE; From Tom's diary; EPILOGUE; NOTE; AUTHORS' NOTE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Summary A woman, a man, a rape, and a hard journey from violence to reconciliation. One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavik, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do an extraordinary thing: fly seven thousand miles south to meet up with the man who raped her when she was just sixteen. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, Tom Stranger nervously embarks on an equally life-changing journey, wondering whether he is worthy of this meeting.After exchanging hundreds of searingly honest emails over eight years, Thordis and Tom decided it was time to speak face to face. Coming from opposite sides of the globe, they meet in the middle, in Cape Town, South Africa, a country that is no stranger to violence and the healing power of forgiveness.South of Forgiveness is an unprecedented collaboration between a survivor and a perpetrator, each equally committed to exploring the darkest moment of their lives. It is a true story about being bent but not broken, of facing fear with courage, and of finding hope even in the most wounded of places
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Subject Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsdóttir.
Stranger, Tom.
Forgiveness.
Rape victims -- Biography.
Rapists -- Biography.
Reconciliation.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Stranger, Tom, author
ISBN 1925307972 (electronic bk.)
9781925307979 (electronic bk.)