And The City Swallowed Them

And The City Swallowed Them At age Diana O Brien left a small island community on Canada s Pacific Coast and moved to China to work as a model Twelve days later she was stabbed in a Shanghai stairwell The actions of both po

  • Title: And The City Swallowed Them
  • Author: Mara Hvistendahl Deca
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • At age 22, Diana O Brien left a small island community on Canada s Pacific Coast and moved to China to work as a model Twelve days later, she was stabbed in a Shanghai stairwell The actions of both police investigators and O Brien s Chinese modeling agent soon aroused suspicion as her family sought answers from China s opaque legal system Ultimately, their quest would pAt age 22, Diana O Brien left a small island community on Canada s Pacific Coast and moved to China to work as a model Twelve days later, she was stabbed in a Shanghai stairwell The actions of both police investigators and O Brien s Chinese modeling agent soon aroused suspicion as her family sought answers from China s opaque legal system Ultimately, their quest would put them face to face with her accused killer.At once a page turning murder mystery and a work of deep investigation, And The City Swallowed Them is a true crime nonfiction story based on dozens of interviews with investigators, models, and both the victim s and the convicted murderer s families The short book moves from Shanghai s back alleys to the seedy underbelly of high fashion, where young models travel alone to strange cities, often with falsified work papers, and sleep ten to an apartment between cover shoots Set against the backdrop of Shanghai s explosive urbanization, the work also explores the world of China s liudong renkou, or floating population, where the hopes of newcomers from poor villages often turn to dust leading some to horribly desperate acts.The debut digital title from the writers cooperative Deca, And The City Swallowed Them overturns assumptions about both China s feared justice system, where the conviction rate for criminals is 99.9 percent, and the glamorous world of international modeling More than a murder tale, And The City Swallowed Them lays bare the powerful forces that send two families on a collision course from distant sides of the Pacific.

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    1. This is the recounting of a true crime, which took place in 2008 Diana O Brien was a young Canadian model, who had recently taken a three month contract to work in Shanghai Although she had worked abroad before, loving her time in Milan, she was not enamoured with Shanghai or the work she was offered A short time before she was due to leave, her roommate returned to the apartment building where they shared a flat, to find her stabbed to death in the stairwell As well as telling the story of Dian [...]

    2. And The City Swallowed Them tells the true story of the murder of young Canadian model Diana O Brien in Shanghai and the convicton of her confessed killer At the end of the piece you will still have lingering questions about Who Dunnit and why and that s just what Hvistendahl wants.It s all too easy to believe the confession from Chen Jun, the young man who, like many Chinese migrants, was disaffected, out of luck and looking for a way home Understanding that the confessed killer grew up without [...]

    3. Late one night in July 2008, a 22 year old Canadian model named Diana O Brien died in the stairwell of her Shanghai apartment building after being stabbed than 20 times O Brien s assailant was Chen Jun, an 18 year old migrant worker from impoverished Anhui Province Like O Brien, Chen had traveled to Shanghai without proper papers, hoping to wedge himself into the city s vibrant economy, make some money, and establish himself.Continue reading at my blog.

    4. En este libro se explica la historia de un asesinato lo que para mi es la parte menos interesante Lo interesante es que usa la excusa de este asesinato para explicar como funcionan las agencias de modelos a nivel global y como funciona la policia en China Muy interesante los dos.Por otro lado explica la vida de la chica asesinada en demasiado detalle, no me interesa lo mas minimo su pueblecillo natal.

    5. Grimly fascinating narrative journalism Centered around the murder of a young Canadian model in Shanghai, allegedly by a migrant worker from Western China The piece does a pretty good job of presenting the entire situation as banal and sort of inevitable a megacity that just grinds people up, no matter who they are unless they re very wealthy, that is.

    6. Fairly well researched Looking forward to an article brunch where we discuss objectification of beauty, investigations and 21st century journalism, and disparities between eastern western culture.

    7. Detailed and disturbing longform journalism about models and murder in Shanghai Amazing reporting and narrative and fascinating information about criminal justice in China The sections on confession in Chinese law were especially interesting Excited to read the other pieces Deca publishes.

    8. Tragic but darkly poetic true story Highly recommended

    9. the finest longform journalism I ve read in a while makes me thrilled to be their kickstarter backer, if this is a sign of things to come.

    10. Interesting look at cultures that are likely unfamiliar to most people Could ve used a longer format to explore in depth.

    11. Interesting look at how the modern world uses its human capital and what that potentially entails, all via a girl s murder.Was a bit creepy to read while in a foreign land.

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