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Karyn L. Freedman

One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery

One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recoveryby Karyn L. Freedman

Karyn L. Freedman's One Hour In Paris is a book about rape, but, more than that, it's a book about our collective failure to address the ways in which sexual violence shames and silences its victims and taints our society as a whole. With stylistic clarity, Freedman, a philosopher, offers a harrowing account of her assault and its repercussions, and then moves on to an analysis of why sexual violence is both pervasive and under-reported. One Hour in Paris is a slim book but a powerful one, and has the potential to catalyze the kind of dialogue that can lead to social change.

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