Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Rape: A Love Story begins with what is almost unspeakable. It tells of the brutality and cowardice that overtakes the city of Niagara Falls in the aftermath of an attack on a woman and her young daughter. A diamond-hard dissection of modern mores, it is also the tale of Teena and Bethie's silent champion - a man who knows the meaning of justice. And love. First published 2003.
"'Remarkable... as powerful as anything Joyce Carol Oates has produced' Kate Kellaway, Observer * 'Troubling and remarkable' Lavinia Greenlaw, Daily Telegraph * 'Demonstrates not only the passion, pathos and psychological intensity of this most explosive of major US writers but also again showcases Oates's full-blooded, soaring prose' Irish Times * 'An important book... all men should read it' Literary Review"
JOYCE CAROL OATES, a National Book Award winner, is the author of many works of fiction including the bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, which was an Oprah Book Club Choice, and Blonde, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her books have been translated into many languages. She is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.