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5.0 out of 5 stars Sebold: Beautiful & Brilliant & Heartbreaking!, 22 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Lucky (Paperback)
Alice Sebold's stunning and uncompromising fictional debut 'The Lovely Bones' won both popular and critical acclaim; now she shares the terrible events that to some extent shaped her novel in this powerful and ultimately redemptive memoir. In her first year at college, Alice was brutally raped and beaten in a park near her campus. With searing candour and wit, she chronicles her recovery and her friends' and families' dazed reactions. Her indomitable spirit shines throughout, taking her up to the moment when her rapist is convicted and beyond, when the painful process of recovery truly began. Hard-hitting and disturbing at times, Alice's courage eventually wins through as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved". This is not an easy read. Some parts are very hard to digest, but it is immediately a very powerful and razor-sharp memoir that will have you experience an extremity of emotions. In this brilliant, eloquent, funny and brutally precise memoir, Sebold has broken ranks with the silence that still clings to the taboo, and little understood, subject of rape. She had the courage to speak out and record an exhilarating and intelligent record of her horrific ordeal and how she coped with the aftermath and her healing process. It is the sort of book that will haunt you, though offer some solace, for a long time afterwards. Sebold's parting words echo a harsh reality: "I live in a world where the two truths coexist, where both hell and hope live in the palm of my hand."
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