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SOLVED: Non-Fiction > Woman journalist falls for politcal POW she is interviewing. [s]

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B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) Woman journalist writes about political P.O.W who she falls in live with. 1980s book, author Oriana _____? Title '_____ of a woman obsessed' or something like that. She is Italian but I don't think it's Oriana Fallaci. I've checked all her books.
This is a true life book. Woman interviews him and falls for him. He is being tortured horribly (I couldn't read those parts), Amnesty International unable to help. She campaigns worldwide to seek his release.
If you need any more info, please note here and I will try to supply it. Ta!


Sam~~ we cannot see the moon, and yet the waves still rise~~ | 140 comments If she is Italian, does that mean that the book was written in Italian? Or was it written in English?


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Liralen | 708 comments I know you said you don't think it's by Oriana Fallaci, but are you sure it isn't A Man? I haven't read it, but the description (and Wikipedia's accounts of Panagoulis and Fallaci's lives...) sounds like what you're looking for.


B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) Sam~ on sleepless roads the sleepless go~ wrote: "If she is Italian, does that mean that the book was written in Italian? Or was it written in English?"

Sorry, I should have said... It's written in English.


B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) Liralen wrote: "I know you said you don't think it's by Oriana Fallaci, but are you sure it isn't A Man? I haven't read it, but the description (and Wikipedia's accounts of Panagoulis and Fallaci's lives...) sound..."

You know, I'm not really sure. I haven't got A Man so I can check it. But for some reason, I have always thought the title had the words 'a woman obsessed' in it. It could be that was written on the back of the book. I think I might try at the local library to see if they have a copy so I can check it.
Thanks for answering my query; I appreciate your help. Bette


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Kris | 30902 comments Mod
Hi Bette. Perhaps these articles and reviews might help you tell if "A Man" is the book you're looking for.

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandr...
http://triceratops.brynmawr.edu/dspac...


B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) Kris wrote: "Hi Bette. Perhaps these articles and reviews might help you tell if "A Man" is the book you're looking for.

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re...
http://en.wikipedia.o..."


A huge thank you. The content of these sites did clarify that A Man is indeed the book I was thinking of. Thanks for your help with this; this is nothing worse than being annoyed because you can remember the book but it's name. What a relief.


B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) Liralen wrote: "I know you said you don't think it's by Oriana Fallaci, but are you sure it isn't A Man? I haven't read it, but the description (and Wikipedia's accounts of Panagoulis and Fallaci's lives...) sound..."

Please see Kris's reply below. You and he are both correct; it is A Man. Thanks very much for answering my question.


message 9: by Kris (new)

Kris | 30902 comments Mod
Hey Bette. Glad you found your book! Memory is a tricky thing. I've helped out on this site for a few months and noticed that people often get stuck on names - that is, "remembered" names of characters/authors or words in titles that mislead the mind. Fortunately, we enjoy solving these little puzzles and a few red herrings won't deter our efforts. :)


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