Raw and rapid both disturbing and compelling Simple and shocking tailor-made to trigger debate. -- New Statesman
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I really wish this had a different title. I understand that it's referring to the love story between the rape survivor and her family, rather than the rapists, but it's such an... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyatic
Personally, I despise Oates' style of writing. It's almost fraudulent and as though she's trying too hard to get across a pretty mundane and already-overly-elaborated point, making... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alastair Greyson
A traumatic and unflinching, but beautifully written short novel by the amazing JCO. This book will remain with you. Highly recommendedPublished 19 months ago by G. Kinman
This book is powerful, beautifully crafted. I read it in one sitting. I love the rhythm of the the prose. The subject is is brutal and the portrayal is raw. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Project Sunrise
I'd never yet read anything by Joyce Carol Oates. After a close friend strongly recommended her work, I told myself I'd give it a try. Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2013 by Elisabeth COTTIER FÁBIÁN
As the title suggests this is a horrific tale of a young girls gang rape and for that reason if you find this disturbing do not read. Read morePublished on 10 Sept. 2009 by Dr Phibes
Over the years, Joyce Carol Oates has used the short novel form as a way to expiate her literary and personal demons; subjects she only touches upon in her more "serious" novels. Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2006 by MICHAEL ACUNA
well as i was looking for a quick read for a uni assignment/book review about rape this was perfect, definatly a quick read, only took a few hours to read. Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2006 by R. Gregory