OUR GUYS The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb

Author: Lefkowitz (Berbard)
Year: 1998
Publisher: Vintage Books./Random House
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
ISBN: 9780375702693
Price: 5.00
Softcover. In March 1989 a group of teenage boys lured a retarded girl into a basement in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and gang-raped her. Glen Ridge was the kind of peaceful, affluent suburb many Americans dream about. The rapists were its most popular high school athletes. And although rumours of the crime quickly spread through the town, weeks passed before anyone saw fit to report it to the police. What made these boys capable of brutalising a girl that some of them had known since childhood? Why did so many of their elders deny the rape and rally around its perpetrators? To solve this riddle, the author conducted years of research and more than 200 interviews. The result is not just a wrenching story of crime and punishment, but a hauntingly nuanced portrait of America's jock culture and the hidden world of unrestrained adolescent sexuality. Illus. + Index. 516pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With crease across lower corner of fr. cover, + first 4 pp. Vg.


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