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We stayed in some for months at a time; other places, it was a few days or a few hours. After that came the Escape House, a squat concrete building where wed sometimes hear gun re outside our windows and sometimes a mother singing nearby to her child, her voice low and sweet.

After we escaped the Escape House, we were moved, somewhat frantically, to the Tacky House, into a bedroom with a owery bedspread and a wooden dresser that held hair sprays and gels laid out in perfect rows, a place where, it was clear from the sound of the angry, put-upon woman jabbering in the kitchen, we were not supposed to be.

When they took us from house to house, it was anxiously and silently and usually in the quietest hours of night. Riding in the backseat of a Suzuki station wagon, we sped over paved roads and swerved onto soft sandy tracks through the desert, past lonely-looking acacia trees and dark villages, never knowing where we were.

We passed mosques and night markets strung with lights and men leading camels and groups of boisterous boys, some of them holding machine guns, clustered around bon res along the side of the road.

If anyone had tried to see us, we wouldnt have registered: Wed been made to wear scarves wrapped around our heads, cloaking our faces the same way Prologue our captors cloaked theirsmaking it impossible to know who or what any of us were. The houses they picked for us were mostly deserted buildings in tucked-away villages, where all of usNigel, me, plus the eight young men and one middle-aged captain who guarded uswould remain invisible.

All of these places were set behind locked gates and surrounded by high walls made of concrete or corrugated metal. When we arrived at a new house, the captain fumbled with his set of keys.

The boys, as we called them, rushed in with their guns and found rooms to shut us inside. Then they staked out their places to rest, to pray, to pee, to eat. Sometimes they went outside and wrestled with one another in the yard. There was Hassam, who was one of the market boys, and Jamal, who doused himself in cologne and mooned over the girl he planned to marry, and Abdullah, who just wanted to blow himself up.

She financed her peripatetic lifestyle by saving the tips she made as a high-end cocktail waitress, taking off for months at a time, roving on a shoestring budget through Central and South America, Asia, and Africa.

A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout

It was a calling. It was better than school. It was better than church. Epiphanies here are a bit too tidy.

Once the bruise from the gun had healed, Lindhout remained convinced of her invincibility. She moved on, but decided to try paying for her travels as a novice photojournalist like Brennan.

She returned to Afghanistan, then journeyed to Baghdad after landing a dodgy job as an on-camera correspondent for a television channel financed by the Iranian government.

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This earned the guileless Lindhout the disdain of the Baghdad-based press corps. Yet absolutely nothing she does or has done up to this point renders her responsible for the brutality that followed, or can explain how she emerged with unfathomable grace and wisdom.

Image Amanda LindhoutCreditSteve Carty In mid-August , when she and Brennan landed in the wrecked city of Mogadishu with no clue what they were doing and no assignments to speak of other than a travel column Lindhout was writing for her hometown paper, The Red Deer Advocate , their already tenuous situation took an immediate turn for the worse.

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It was here, finally, that I started to believe this story would be one I'd never get to tell, that I would become an erasure, an eddy in a river pulled suddenly flat.

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Flush with recycling money, she haunted a nearby thrift store to download National Geographics. I made promises to myself about what Id do if I got out.

I wondered sometimes whether it would have been easier if Nigel and I had not been in love once, if instead wed been two strangers on a job. We were part of a larger problem.

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