An Evil Cradling Filmed As Blind Flight - Brian KeenanVintage, 2004, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a change of scene from his native Belfast. He became headline news when he was kidnapped by fundamentalist Shi’ite militiamen and held in the suburbs of Beirut for the next four and a half years. For much of that time he was shut off from all news and contact with anyone other than his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, amongst them John McCarthy. Brian Keenan emerged from the compression chamber of isolation with a rare gift intact. In this book he uses that gift to explore the ‘evil cradling’ of secret captivity with ruthless insight, honesty and poetry. The claustrophobia of the hostage, the helplessness of undergoing a sentence without terms or reason, is described here in ways the reader is unlikely to forget.”