Long Shadow of Small Ghosts
Murder and Memory in An American CityAudiobook CD - 2016
On March 11, 2003, in Brownsville, Texas-one of America's poorest cities-John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho murdered their three young children. The apartment building in which the brutal crimes took place was already rundown, and in their aftermath a consensus developed in the community that it should be destroyed. It was a place, neighbors felt, that was plagued by spiritual cancer. In 2008, journalist Laura Tillman covered the story for The Brownsville Herald. The questions it raised haunted her, particularly one asked by the sole member of the city's Heritage Council to oppose demolition: is there any such thing as an evil building? Her investigation took her far beyond that question, revealing the nature of the toll that the crime exacted on a city already wracked with poverty. It sprawled into a six-year inquiry into the larger significance of such acts, ones so difficult to imagine or explain that their perpetrators are often dismissed as monsters alien to humanity.
Published: New York, NY :, Simon & Schuster Audio,, 
Branch Call Number: SPOKEN CD 364.1523 TIL
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in. audio file, CD audio, rda digital, optical, rda