The fatal gift of beauty : The Trials of Amanda Knox. / Nina Burleigh.
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- ISBN: 9780307588609 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2011.
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The sexually violent murder of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, on the night of November 1, 2007, became an international sensation when one of Kercher's housemates, twenty-year-old Seattle native Amanda Knox, as well as her Italian boyfriend and a troubled local man Knox said she "vaguely" knew, was arrested and charged with the murder. The Fatal Gift of Beauty is award-winning author and journalist Nina Burleigh's mesmerizing literary investigation of the murder, the controversial prosecution, the conviction and twenty-six-year sentence of Knox, the machinations of Italian justice, and the underground depravity and clash of cultures in one of central -Italy's most beloved cities. When Perugia authorities concluded that the murder was part of a dark, twisted rite--a "sex game"--led by the American with an uncanny resemblance to Perugia's Madonna, they unleashed a media frenzy from Rome to London to New York and Seattle. The...
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