Where the River Bends by Barry Raine

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On a balmy October night in New Orleans, a group of teenage students gathers to listen to music and drink wine on the bank of the Mississippi River. In the midst of their revelry, a lone young man approaches them as a friendly stranger. In the following hour, he commits acts of sexual violence that have permanent lasting effects on his four young victims. In an intimate, unsparingly honest first-person account, Barry Raine, one of the victims, recounts this brutal encounter. Meditating on race, social class, male honor, and the rigid mores of the South, the author weaves a disturbing but ultimately hopeful story of loss and redemption.

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Published May 1, 2002 by Ontario Review Pr. 138 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Twenty years ago, on a sultry October evening in New Orleans, Catherine St. Clair and three male friends, all college-aged, were sitting in a park on the Mississippi River when they were approached by a man who raped her at gunpoint and beat two of the men (the author and his brother Paul) after ...

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