The Witch's Cradle

A Novel
Author(s): Gillian White
Original Publish Date: Mar 19, 2013
Product Number: EB00128053
Released: Nov 27, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480402232
Publisher: Open Road Media
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"How the people love a sinner, especially when she is a woman. Witch! Witch!" The Dark End of the Street is a television program thatpries into the business of Barry and Cheryl Higgins and their three small children, uncovering every nasty aspect of their lives on welfare in front of a fascinated and disgusted audience. The couple didn't get rich off the wildly successful reality show, though, so why would anyone want to kidnap the kids? When the two older children are found, there is little doubt that Cheryl planned their disappearance to win the public's affection and boost the show's ratings. As the media and the legal system condemn Cheryl, one question remains: Where is baby Cara? Gillian White adeptly demonstrates how the public's need to know and to judge—and how people can profit from those impulses—is a modern kind of witch hunt.

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