A high school quarterback leaves Montana as a promising son and returns years later to reveal a shocking secret; a boy from Sierra Leone describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier; a teenage girl discovers how to control her errant parrot; and a construction worker discovers the up-side of his girlfriend’s one-year prison sentence.
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Prior to her Moth story, Kim made the critically-acclaimed documentary Prodigal Sons about her experience as she attempts to reconcile with her long-estranged brother Marc, who has seen her as a rival since childhood. We highly recommend that listeners interested in Kim’s story check out her amazing documentary for themselves.
Ishmael’s story was first captured in his book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Publisher’s Weekly says ”this absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone’s civil war goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare.” We also highly recommend his book to Moth listeners. For more information on Ishmael, visit his website.