Red Parts
Red Parts
Autobiography of a Trail

Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969.

Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who announced that the case had been reopened; a new suspect would be arrested and tried on the basis of a DNA match. Over the months that followed, Nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that hung over her family and childhood--an aura that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood.

The Red Parts is a memoir, an account of a trial, and a provocative essay that interrogates the American obsession with violence and missing white women, and that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, justice, and empathy.

Title Red Parts
Subtitle Autobiography of a Trail
Author Maggie Nelson
Publisher Graywolf Press
Title First Published 05 April 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 1555977367
ISBN-13 9781555977368
Publication Date 05 April 2016
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.

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