The red word
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New York, NY : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Black Cat ;, 2018.
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9780802126559, 0802126553
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Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - Adult
FICTION HENSTRA, S.
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Book
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First paperback edition.
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336 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English

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"A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry -- particularly at a fraternity called GBC. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus. GBC is notorious, she learns, nicknamed "Gang Bang Central" and a prominent contributor to a list of date rapists compiled by female students. Despite continuing to party there and dating one of the brothers, Karen is equally seduced by the intellectual stimulation and indomitable spirit of the Raghurst women, who surprise her by wanting her as a housemate and recruiting her into the upper-level class of a charismatic feminist mythology scholar they all adore. As Karen finds herself caught between two increasingly polarized camps, ringleader housemate Dyann believes she has hit on the perfect way to expose and bring down the fraternity as a symbol of rape culture -- but the war between the houses will exact a terrible price. The Red Word captures beautifully the feverish binarism of campus politics and the headlong rush of youth toward new friends, lovers, and life-altering ideas. With strains of Jeffrey Eugenides's The Marriage Plot, Alison Lurie''s Truth and Consequences, and Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons, Sarah Henstra''s debut adult novel arrives on the wings of furies"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Henstra, S. (2018). The red word. First paperback edition. New York, NY : [Berkeley, Calif.]: Black Cat.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Henstra, Sarah. 2018. The Red Word. New York, NY : [Berkeley, Calif.]: Black Cat.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Henstra, Sarah, The Red Word. New York, NY : [Berkeley, Calif.]: Black Cat, 2018.

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Henstra, Sarah. The Red Word. First paperback edition. New York, NY : [Berkeley, Calif.]: Black Cat, 2018. Print.

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