Rancho Mirage by Aram Saroyan
An American Tragedy of Manners, Madness, and Murder

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Recounts the story behind the trial of a schizophrenic one-time call girl for the murder of her abusive, sex-crazed, sexagenarian husband in an exclusive country club near Palm Springs.
 

About Aram Saroyan

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Aram Saroyan is an internationally known poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright. He is the recipient of two NEA awards, and his Complete Minimal Poems received the 2008 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the painter Gailyn Saroyan, and teaches at USC.
 
Published October 6, 2011 by An Air Book. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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But she began reacting badly to his ever more intense spanking-and-rape fantasies, which echoed a real rape endured in her teens: Her none-too-stable mind at last burst as he drew for her a terrible scene, causing her to go into a blackout and stab him 26 times.

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The 1981 killing of wealthy, wheelchair-bound businessman Robert Sand, who was in his late 60s, by his beautiful 40-year-old wife, is not especially involving, but the personality of Andrea is.

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