The Love Prison Made and Unmade

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.70 hours)
Product Number: Z100144344
Released: Jul 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062916839
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
Publisher: HarperAudio
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With echoes of Just Mercy and An American Marriage, a remarkable memoir of a woman who falls in love with an incarcerated man, and the toll prison takes not only on those behind bars, but on their families and relationships. Ebony's parents were high school sweethearts and married young. By the time Ebony was born, the marriage was disintegrating. The little girl witnessed her parents' brutal verbal and physical fights, fueled by her father's alcoholism. Then her father tried to kill his mother. At five, Ebony was sexually assaulted. When she tried to tell, her voice was not heard. Growing up, those experiences drastically affected the way Ebony viewed herself and set the pattern for her future romantic relationships. Despite being an intelligent, educated, and strong-minded woman, she was drawn to bad-boys: men who cheated; men who verbally abused her; men who disappointed her. Fed up, she cut off her hair and swore to wait for the partner God chose for her. Then she met Shaka Senghor. Though she felt an intense spiritual connection, Ebony struggled with the idea that this man behind bars for murder could be the good love God wanted for her. Through letters and visits, she and Shaka fell deeply in love. After he was released they had a son, and Shaka was embraced by Oprah Winfrey and wrote a New York Times bestselling memoir. Their lives had been transformed-the worst should have been behind them. But Shaka's release was the beginning of the end of their love story. Traumatized by having doors shut in his face, Shaka became depressed and emotionally detached. His struggles to adjust to freedom would irrevocably damage their relationship. The Love Prison Made is heartfelt and insightful. It reveals powerful lessons about love, sacrifice, courage, and forgiveness; of living your highest principles and learning not to judge someone by their worst acts. Ultimately, it is a stark reminder of the emotional cost of American justice on human lives-the partners, wives, children, and friends-beyond the prison walls.

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Author(s): Ebony Roberts
Original Publish Date: Jul 09, 2019

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Author(s): Ebony Roberts
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number DD44258
Released: Jul 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982662219
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Author(s): Ebony Roberts
Product Number EB00737338
Released: Jul 09, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Amistad
ISBN: #9780062876669

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