Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Category: Book
By (author): Dakin, Pauline
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  TRUE CRIME / Hoaxes & Deceptions
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: September 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25in x 5.62in
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From The Publisher*An unforgettable family tale of deception and betrayal, love and forgiveness

Pauline Dakin spent her childhood on the run. Without warning, her mother twice uprooted her and her brother, moving thousands of miles away from family and friends. Disturbing events interrupt their outwardly normal life: break-ins, car thefts, even physical attacks on a family friend. Many years later, her mother finally revealed they'd been running from the Mafia and were receiving protection from a covert anti-organized crime task force.
  But the truth was even more bizarre. Gradually, Dakin's fears give way to suspicion. She puts her journalistic training to work and discovers that the Mafia threat was actually an elaborate web of lies.  As she revisits her past, Dakin uncovers the human capacity for betrayal and deception, and the power of love to forgive.
    Run, Hide, Repeat is a memoir of a childhood steeped in unexplained fear and menace. Gripping and suspenseful, it moves from Dakin's uneasy acceptance of her family's dire situation to bewildered anger. As compelling and twisted as a thriller, Run Hide Repeat is an unforgettable portrait of a family under threat, and the resilience of family bonds.
Review Quote*"What happens when 'Fake News' takes over your family? This harrowing true story reads like a psychological thriller-I was haunted by it." -Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything

"From a childhood marked by secrets and sudden moves to an adulthood where truth-and lies-of the past are laid bare, Run, Hide, Repeat is a fascinating story of family, deception, and forgiveness." -Sonja Larsen, author of Red Star Tattoo
Biographical NotePAULINE DAKIN is an assistant professor at the University of King's College School of Journalism in Halifax. A journalist who has worked in radio, television, and print, she was also a senior producer for CBC Nova Scotia, host of CBC Radio's Atlantic Voice, and a long-time health reporter for CBC National News. She has received many national journalism awards, including a citation of merit from The Michener Awards. She lives in Halifax.