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Vergewaltigt: Eine Liebesgeschichte - Rape: A Love Story (original 2003; edition 2012)

by Joyce Carol Oates, Uda Strätling (Übersetzer)

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Title:Vergewaltigt: Eine Liebesgeschichte - Rape: A Love Story
Authors:Joyce Carol Oates
Other authors:Uda Strätling (Übersetzer)
Info:Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag (2012), Edition: 1, Taschenbuch, 176 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:USA, New York State, Niagara Falls, | 1990er, g12, Bibliothek

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Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates (2003)



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completed /10/14, 4.5 stars ( )
  bookmagic | Aug 10, 2014 |
brilliant ( )
  bhowell | Apr 24, 2013 |
This book was great. It is so realistic that I put this book into my own perspective. The things that happened in this book made me realize how much people take for granite. Otherwise this book is wonderful and I would recomend this book to anybody. ( )
  MaryAnn12 | Apr 4, 2013 |
Gut-wrenching and beautiful. This is probably my favorite book by Joyce Carol Oates. I have no snark. ( )
  quillmenow | Mar 18, 2012 |
Teena McGuire is at a party on July 4 at the home of her boyfriend Casey. She has her 12 year old daughter Bethel with her so declines an invitation to have sex and, only slightly tipsy, decides to walk across the park to home rather than having Casey drive her and Bethie home. Good luck, bad luck. This night Teena and Bethic confront the ultimate bad luck in terms of a savage gang rape that leaves Teena for dead. Bethie loses her childhood and becomes as the aural witness to the rape the mother to he daughter-like mother. The men who committed the rape take to taunting Teena and Bethie in order to intimidate them before the hearing but nothing can prepare for the hearing itself, where trauma is relived, justice subverted, and the stage set for foregoing with the justice system altogether. The defense attorney, Kirkpatrick, represents Teena as a prostitute who got into an argument with the boys she named over money--the real assailants remain at large. After this brutal public spectacle, which also shows that the prosecutor is incompetent and the defense attorney friends with the judge, John Dromoor, a police officer who knows and befriends Teena McGuire and has learned that he enjoys to kill from his experiences in the Gulf War, sets into action. First, Casey runs into one of the rapists in a bar. An altercation ensues and the rapist attempts to assault Casey in the parking lot. John Dromoor, who just happens to be on hand, shots the rapist point blank in "self defense," and merely lose his right to hold a revolver on the force for one month. One down three to go. The Pick brothers, having been told on the telephone that some investigators have some incriminating photographs of Teena and Bethie, agree to meet in a park. John Dromoor is there and no one ever sees the Pick brothers again. It is assumed that they have skipped bail and escaped into Canada, but the Canadian police cannot locate them. Next. Fritz Haaber, who prefers young women and who had wanted to rape Bethie, gets a call from a girl saying that she really likes him and sympathizes with him for all he has gone through. He agrees to meet her at a hotel. The next we know, he has burned himself alive by dousing himself in gasoline and lighting a match. He leaves a note asking for forgiveness for all he has done. It is doubtful Dromoor acted alone to eliminate the rapists. He and Casey likely acted together and either Bethie or Teena helped with Fritz Haaber. The story ends many, many years later when a now married Bethie sees Dromoor in New York City. Bethie has never told her husband what happened to her, and has learned to cultivate silence to survive. She says, "He wouldn't understand." If Bethie had a part in compensating the deficiencies of the judicial system and was aware of what was happening to the defendants, then perhaps she spoke some truth when she claimed her husband would not understand. The brilliant novella takes many of the usual assumptions of fiction of this type and stands them on their head. ( )
  corinneblackmer | Oct 10, 2011 |
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A moving story about a gang rape and the effects it has on its victims, a mother & daughter, and the various lives surroundings them.
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Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July. Not after midnight, not through Rocky Point Park. Not the way she was dressed in a tank top, denim cutoffs, and high-heeled sandals. Not with her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie. Not with packs of local guys running loose on hormones, rage, and alcohol. A victim of gang rape, left for dead in the park boathouse, the once vivacious Teena can now only regret that she has survived. At a relentlessly compelling pace punctuated by lonely cries in the night and the whisper of terror in the afternoon, Joyce Carol Oates unfolds the story of Teena and Bethie, their assailants, and their unexpected, silent champion, a man who knows the meaning of justice. And love.

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The victim of a Fourth of July gang rape, single mother Teena Maguire and her daughter become the target of harassment and violence on the part of the assailants after Teena identifies the perpetrators for the Niagara Falls Police Department.

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