Includes an incident of a teenager's rape, & of her parents' practical difficulties pressing the charges - an event that will even more alienate her from them than she already is.
- The Darkwood Review notes this is a novel excerpt that The New Yorker has mislabeled as short story, something they seen to be doing rather often: 'It's an excerpt. Not just that. It's the SECOND excerpt of Franzen's new novel that the New Yorker has published in the last year. In the 5/8/2009 issue they ran "Good Neighbors"'.
Fact sheet.First published: The New Yorker, 31 May 2010.
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