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Enormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Sebold's ...Show synopsisEnormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Sebold's compelling memoir of her rape at the age of 18 is a story that takes hold and won't let go.Hide synopsis
This memoir by Alice Sebold of her brutal rape by a stranger, as a college freshman, was bold, and raw, and disturbing. It came highly recommended, but I kept putting off reading it, because I don't find violence, especially sexual violence, to be entertaining. I also didn't need another reason to ...
In the tunnel where she was raped, a girl had once been murdered and dismembered; the police told this story to Alice Sebold and said that, in comparison, she was lucky. This book is an account of that rape and its aftermath, written with 'mordant wit and an eye for life's absurdities' and an unswerving ...
Alice Sebold shows her exquisit awareness of self, both living and immortal in this thrillin memoir. She brings the emotions of her rape to life for her readers in a way that does not shy away from the unspeakable. Her mainpurpose is to show reality as it is and truely "speak the unspeakable". Therefore ...
is a shockingly brutal story of the rape and beating of a young girl.
How the aftermath affected not only her, but her family and friends as
well. As Alice struggles to cope with life after this upheaval, creates
a book that is hard to set aside. The thing that made me angry and
saddened for her ...
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