Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0743529782 $35.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0743529790 $39.95 Eight CDs
After her brutal rape on the Syracuse University campus in 1981, Alice Sebold was told she was lucky to be alive. The previous victim had been murdered. With unsparing honesty, Sebold pulls us into that tunnel where, amid glass and filth, she is viciously attacked and beaten. Syracuse police, rape crisis workers, and the reactions of other students mark her transformation from a bright college coed, an 18-year-old virgin, to "the girl who was raped." Her life is forever altered, as are her relationships with everyone, from her fragile mother given to panic attacks and her tightly wired father to the sister who feels upstaged by everything Alice does. Sebold's reading is remarkable for its exacting self-control. Her memoir is hard and human. Her reading is mesmerizing. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]
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