Rape: A Love Story (Papel de liar)
Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July. Not after midnight, not through Rocky Point Park. Not the way she was dressed in a tank top, denim cutoffs, and high-heeled sandals. Not with her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie. Not with packs of local guys running... show more
Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July. Not after midnight, not through Rocky Point Park. Not the way she was dressed in a tank top, denim cutoffs, and high-heeled sandals. Not with her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie. Not with packs of local guys running loose on hormones, rage, and alcohol. A victim of gang rape, left for dead in the park boathouse, the once vivacious Teena can now only regret that she has survived. At a relentlessly compelling pace punctuated by lonely cries in the night and the whisper of terror in the afternoon, Joyce Carol Oates unfolds the story of Teena and Bethie, their assailants, and their unexpected, silent champion, a man who knows the meaning of justice. And love.
Publish date: December 21st 2004
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Pages no: 154
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
Ho letto diversi libri che hanno come tema centrale lo stupro, sia fisico che psicologico; non ricordo però di aver subito lo stesso impatto emotivo che ho avuto con la Oates. Il suo stile è inconfondibile: se avessi letto la storia senza conoscere l'autore, avrei scommesso su di lei..E' una scrittu...
This is a very short novella that I picked up for my husband who has been trying to write sex scenes and is not sure how graphic things can be. I had not read this (when I picked it up for him), but the title was provocative and I figured it would have some graphic yet literary sex (if anyone has a...
NOTE : see this review and more on http://cocainepages.wordpress.comI liked this. Even though some parts of it were unbelievably gross, I liked it. Joyce Carol Oates is a very graphic writer, she makes her readers really see the brutal images she portrays through short, sharp sentences that create a...
Intrigued by the title, I picked up Rape: A Love Story on a whim. I've been wanting to read an Oates novel and decided I'd start with this one. For such a compelling title, the book was oddly and disappointingly shallow. I didn't dislike it, but it certainly didn't engage me as I expected. At only 1...
Even though I gave this book only 3 stars, I admit I've fallen in love with Oates (this is my third Oates book). Unlike the other two, it wasn't the characters I fell in love with (maybe this reflects in my rating) but the writing is still superb. She has such a poetic way of depicting humanity in a...