From the author of Daniel Isn’t Talking and Dying Young comes a shattering new novel, a page-turner about a sexual relationship between a grown man and a newly teenaged girl. June was a young widow with ahopeless crush on Craig Kirtz, a disc jockey at a local rock station. To her surprise, the two struck up a friendship that seemed headed for something more. But it was June’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Bobbie, whom Craig had wanted all along. Bobbie thought her secret life—the sex, the drugs, the illicit relationship itself—could remain safely buried in the past. But thirty years later, when Bobbie discovers Craig’s attentions to her had been repeated with any number of girls, she returns home with one purpose in mind: to bring Craig to trial. Her decision is greeted with mixed feelings. Some people think that bringing charges against someone for a crime committed so many years ago is unjustified. She’s called a “middle-aged woman with a vendetta.” She’s accused of waging war against her own family. But the past has a way of revealing itself, and some relationships lie dormant through the years, ready to stir to life at the slightest provocation. June remembers things differently from the way Bobbie does. Craig insists he has done nothing wrong. As their traumatic history is relived in the courtroom, Bobbie and June must come to terms with the choices they made and face the truth they have long refused to acknowledge. Told with warmth and compassion, this is a moving, deeply absorbing story of a family in crisis.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-10 - Publisher: Springer
The Age of Consent; Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship addresses the contentious issue of how children's sexual behaviour should be regulated. The text includes: ·A unique history of age of consent laws in the UK, analysed via contemporary social theory ·A global comparative survey of age of consent laws and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-26 - Publisher: Anchor
From the author of Daniel Isn’t Talking and Dying Young comes a shattering new novel, a page-turner about a sexual relationship between a grown man and a newly teenaged girl. June was a young widow with ahopeless crush on Craig Kirtz, a disc jockey at a local rock station. To
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-15 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent cautions against the adoption of consent as our primary determinant of sexual freedom. For Joseph J. Fischel, consent is not necessarily always ethically sound. It is, he argues, a moralized fiction, and it churns out figures for its normativity: the predatory sex
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
As Ted probes his relationship with his parents, sister, and upstate New York community, he uncovers the unsuspected--or willfully unacknowledged--truths that hold the key to his sister's crippling "accident." 17,500 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-14 - Publisher: Penguin
"A total time machine--I loved it." --Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette Named One of the Best Books of the Summer by Good Morning America, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and PopSugar A daringly honest, sexy debut novel about three young women coming of age in