Lethbridge, Alberta

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. | 11am - 5pm

Change Location
Menu

Select your Location:

X

Schedule

The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. Check out our 2018 schedule now!

Pauline Dakin – Run, Hide, Repeat (cc/ASL)

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

This session will be presented with live event captioning (CART) and a sign language interpreter.

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

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.

  • Biography & Memoir
  • Mystery & Suspense
  • Nonfiction

Pauline Dakin

Pauline 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.