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Goat (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Memoir

by Brad Land

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Reeling from a terrifying assault that has left him physically injured and psychologically shattered, nineteen-year-old Brad Land must also contend with unsympathetic local police, parents who can barely discuss the incident (as they call it), a brother riddled with guilt but unable to slow down enough for Brad to keep up, and the feeling that he{u2019}ll never be normal again. When Brad{u2019}s brother enrolls at Clemson University and pledges a fraternity, Brad believes he{u2019}s being left behind once and for all. Desperate to belong, he follows. What happens there{u2014}in the name of brotherhood, and with the supposed goal of forging a scholar and a gentleman from the raw materials of boyhood{u2014}involves torturous late-night hazing, heartbreaking estrangement from his brother, and, finally, the death of a fellow pledge. Ultimately, Brad must weigh total alienation from his newfound community against accepting a form of brutality he already knows too well.… (more)

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