This was a kidney punch of a book, my goodness. Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates is a tale of the aftermath of a brutal gang rape in a small town, in the perspective of a cop, the prosecutor, the rapists, and Bethel (the daughter of the woman who was raped and who was also present at the attack). The reader actually becomes Bethel in certain sections, as if these parts are a letter to her. This book made me feel so many things; disgust with the victim blaming, frustration with the justice system, gut-wrenching pain for the mother and daughter who’s lives were destroyed. Joyce Carol Oates wrote this complex story in such a simple way which made each detail even more haunting and chilling. 
http://www.amazon.com/Rape-Love-Story-Papel-liar/dp/0786714824

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