The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

Samantha Geimer

during this memoir that “might be an important and beneficial booklet of the century up to now” (The Guardian), Samantha Geimer unearths for the 1st time her facet of 1 of the main infamous and complicated criminal situations in American history.

March 1977, Southern California. Roman Polanski drives a rented Mercedes alongside Mulholland force to Jack Nicholson’s residence. Sitting subsequent to him is an aspiring version named Samantha Geimer. She is 13 years old.

The undisputed evidence of what occurred within the hours that look within the court docket list: Roman and Samantha spent hours taking pictures—on a kitchen counter, topless in a Jacuzzi. Wine and Quaaludes have been ate up, stability and innocence have been misplaced, and a tender girl’s lifestyles was once altered forever—eternally solid as a heritage participant in her personal story.

For months on finish, the Polanski case ruled the media either within the usa and in another country. yet despite the vast assurance, there's a lot approximately that day—and the lady on the middle of it all—that has remained a secret. The few occasions Samantha Geimer has spoken publically, it's been principally in response to Polanski—his most recent movie, his arrests, his releases. almost the whole narrative of Samantha’s existence, or even the main points of the rape itself, have all been left untold.

Taking us a long way past the recognized headlines, this is often the tale of a woman who used to be at the same time clever past her years and but extraordinarily susceptible or even naive. Says long island occasions bestselling writer Sheila Weller, “Witty, snarky—but additionally distinct and thoughtfully observant…Samantha Geimer is a reflective advisor as she humanely tells of a posh violation that damage yet didn’t defeat her.”

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