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Autor/Author: Alice Sebold
Data wydania/Publish date: 2003-06-06
Liczba stron/Number of pages: 272
In a memoir hailed for its searing candour and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold’s indomitable spirit — as she struggles for understanding (’After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes’); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker’s arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: 'You save yourself or you remain unsaved.’ 'A rueful, razor-sharp memoir …Sebold tells what it’s like to go through a particular kind of nightmare in order to tell what it’s like — slowly, bumpily, triumphantly — to heal’ Sarah Kerr, Vogue