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While the City Slept - A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness-logo

While the City Slept - A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness

Eli Sanders

"Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime." -Entertainment Weekly Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder-and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love-Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other-and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country-as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu's dangerous slide toward violence-observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one-While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change.

"Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime." -Entertainment Weekly Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder-and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love-Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other-and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country-as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu's dangerous slide toward violence-observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one-While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change.
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"Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime." -Entertainment Weekly Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder-and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love-Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other-and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country-as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu's dangerous slide toward violence-observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one-While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rene Ruiz

Length:

9h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:15


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:19


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:21


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:35


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:55


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:33