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 a as she struggles for understanding (aAfter telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyesa); 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: aYou save yourself or you remain unsaved.a aA rueful, razor-sharp memoir . . . Sebold tells what itas like to go through a particular kind of nightmare in order to tell what itas like a slowly, bumpily, triumphantly a to heala Sarah Kerr, VogueI stepped back as far as I could, but staying near the fuse box, what I had come to do, seemed better than going farther ... where their responses to things seemed more natural than they did inside suburban homes scattered across the less lush anbsp;...
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