Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the women kidnapped by Ariel Castro in Cleveland, have sold a book to Viking. Berry and DeJesus, who will be writing the book with Washington Post journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, were represented by Washington, D.C., attorney Robert Barnett. The deal for the currently untitled book, which Viking has scheduled for 2015, comes on the heels of one struck by Michelle Knight, the third kidnapped victim; Knight sold her story to Weinstein Books, which is releasing it in spring 2014.
Clare Ferraro, president of Viking, said: "Viking is proud to be the publisher of this incredible story of human endurance. We, with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan’s help, will produce a book that honors Amanda and Gina’s sacrifice and triumphant spirit."
Jordan and Sullivan, at the Post, are married and have, Viking said, "written extensively about difficulties facing women around the world;" Jordan is also a native of Cleveland.