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Run, Hide, Repeat : A Memoir Of A Fugitive Childhood (2017)

Call Number MEMOIRS/070/DAKIN,P

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Published: Toronto : Viking, 2017
Description:  328 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780735233225, 0735233225,
Language:  English

"The unforgettable memoir of a family betrayed by a cruel deception Pauline Dakin, a well-known CBC journalist, spent her childhood on the run. Without warning or goodbyes, her mother twice uprooted her and her brother, moving thousands of miles away from family and friends. Years later her mother revealed they'd been running from the Mafia and were receiving protection from a covert anti-organized crime task force. When her mother decided to go into protective custody, an exhausted Dakin planned to disappear as well. But before that happened, she made a horrifying discovery. Her family's strange existence was based on a bizarre hoax, a web of lies manufactured by trusted loved ones. Complete with hit men, body doubles, and undercover agents, Run, Hide, Repeat is a memoir of a childhood steeped in unexplained fear and menace. Dakin's story stretches credulity but it was all too real. Gripping and suspenseful, it moves from Dakin's uneasy acceptance of her family's dire situation to bewildered anger at a cruel charade. As she revisits her past, Run, Hide, Repeat becomes a redemptive story of the power of love to overcome betrayal and deception."--

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If I could give it no stars, I would

A total waste of time to read. Fantastical tripe, passed off as a memoir, about a childhood "on the run," that all turns out to be the product of a deluded father figure's world, one in which the author and her mom are caught up in, and believe in, for a number of years.

If only it were believable. But not only is the story tripe, it is difficult to believe that the author, a seemingly intelligent woman, could expect readers to accept this as truth.

I feel I've been had and I don't like it. Avoid this!
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