In October 2007, twenty year old Amanda Knox, a college student from Seattle, moved to Perugia, Italy to study abroad. That November, one of her roommates, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered in their apartment. Amanda was arrested for the murder, and a media firestorm erupted around her. The subsequent investigation and legal proceedings exposed her to international scrutiny and speculation and she became a tabloid staple. After an extremely controversial trial, she was convicted in 2009. But in October 2011, after Amanda spent four years in an Italian prison and following a lengthy appeals process, the conviction was overturned. Amanda immediately returned home to the U.S.
For the very first time since her trial for murder, her four-year incarceration in Italy, and her appeal and acquittal of all charges, Amanda Knox will share the truth about her terrifying ordeal. She will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system. She knew no Italian when she arrived and had only been in the country for one month. Aided by journals she kept and letters she wrote during her imprisonment, Amanda will discuss her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates. She will speak intimately about what it was like, at twenty years old, to find herself imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, and the impact it had on her family and her loved ones as they traveled back and forth to be at her side so that there was always someone with her. She will reveal never before-told details surrounding her case, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her young life. With grace and maturity, Amanda will describe the aftermath of the ordeal and her return to the States, as well as her hopes for the future.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2013