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 crucial and necessary ebook of the century to this point” (The Guardian), Samantha Geimer finds for the 1st time her part of 1 of the main infamous and intricate felony instances in American history.

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

The undisputed proof of what occurred within the hours that look within the courtroom list: Roman and Samantha spent hours taking pictures—on a kitchen counter, topless in a Jacuzzi. Wine and Quaaludes have been fed on, stability and innocence have been misplaced, and a tender girl’s lifestyles used to be altered forever—eternally solid as a history participant in her personal story.

For months on finish, the Polanski case ruled the media either within the usa and in another country. yet regardless of the vast assurance, there's a lot approximately that day—and the woman on the heart of it all—that has remained a secret. The few instances Samantha Geimer has spoken publically, it's been principally in response to Polanski—his newest movie, his arrests, his releases. nearly the total 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 identified headlines, this can be the tale of a lady who was once at the same time clever past her years and but extraordinarily susceptible or even naive. Says big apple instances bestselling writer Sheila Weller, “Witty, snarky—but additionally targeted and thoughtfully observant…Samantha Geimer is a reflective consultant as she humanely tells of a fancy violation that harm yet didn’t defeat her.”

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