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Where the River Bends

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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, u ...more
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Ontario Review Press
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Oct 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people interested on crime, New Orleans, racial politics
Compelling and insightful account of a brutal attack in a New Orleans park and how it changed the lives of the friends who were assaulted. The author also delves into the mores and racial politics of New Orleans, but I would have been interested to read a more thorough examination.

The book was written in 2002 and there is a spooky portion where he describes his father's obsession with a future flood he is certain will overtake New Orleans.
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