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Doubleday (Penguin Random House) Canada & USA 2019
An unforgettable story of an ordinary woman in astonishing circumstances who defies the odds.
Timea Nagy was twenty years old when she answered a newspaper ad in Budapest, Hungary, calling for young women to work as babysitters and housekeepers in Canada. Hired by what seemed like a legitimate recruitment agency, Timea left her home believing she would earn good money to send back to her family. What she didn't know was that she'd been lured by a ring of international human traffickers--and her life would never again be the same.
Upon her arrival in Toronto, she was forced into sex labour in some of the city's seediest nightclubs, starved and controlled by her agents, and brainwashed to believe she was to blame for her situation. The only way she'd be free was when her debt was paid--but, no matter how hard she worked, that debt seemed only to go up, not down.
Out of the Shadows is a gripping, heartbreaking and eye-opening journey deep into the underworld of human trafficking and the sex trade, told in riveting detail by one brave survivor and written by bestselling author Shannon Moroney. At once tragic and powerfully redemptive, Timea Nagy's story will stay with you long after you've read the last page.
Invite Shannon To Your Book Club or Class
Shannon’s bestselling memoirs are popular book club reads. Did you know you can book her to visit your club virtually? For a fee of $300, which supports her therapeutic programs for survivors of sexual assault and trafficking, you and your clubmates will enjoy a lively hour of learning all about the pages-to-publication process and be able to ask Shannon anything you like about her books, her story, and what she’s working on next!