Loading, please wait...

product description page

Trigger : Narratives of the American Shooter - by Daniel J. Patinkin (Hardcover)

Trigger : Narratives of the American Shooter -  by Daniel J. Patinkin (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Six moving profiles reveal the complex realities behind gun violence in the United States. These are the stories of the shooters.

In South Carolina, a young man embarks on a life of crime that culminates in a drug-related shooting and decades in prison; in Chicago, an off-duty police officer engages in a shootout with a murderous gunman, saving a fellow patrolman; in rural Tennessee, a troubled teenager shoots her abusive father in his sleep. The Trigger recounts the dramatic life stories of six individuals who have shot someone in America.

In 2017, over 15,000 were killed and over 31,000 were injured by gunfire. Faced with these desensitizing statistics, one easily forgets that each incident is perpetrated by a living, feeling human being who has walked a unique path. The causes and consequences of these violent acts are often far more complicated than one might expect.

Author Daniel J. Patinkin exhaustively interviewed each of six shooters about their life experiences and about the unique circumstances that compelled them to use a firearm against another person. The result is a series of profound narratives that is sure to distress and challenge the reader, but also, perhaps, to provide enlightenment and inspiration.

Number of Pages: 304 pages ;
Genre: Social Science, True Crime
Sub-Genre: Criminology, Murder
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book theme: General
Author: Daniel J. Patinkin
Language: English
Street Date: June 19, 2018
TCIN: 53253364
UPC: 9781628729191
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-0706
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.