Missoula by Jon Krakauer 384 pages

I have been meaning to read this book since it first came out even though I suspected that some of the content would upset me.  Krakauer’s main premise is that a vast majority of “acquaintance rape” cases at The University of Montana when reported never got further than the Missoula police department.  Although he zeroes in on Montana, Krakauer makes it clear that this type of sexual assault is prevalent on a number of college campuses.  He delves deeply into three such cases, and in each instance, the alleged assault and what ensues is startling, shocking and infuriating.  This work of nonfiction, using direct, straight forward, nondramatic prose, describes a touchy, controversial subject that is slowly being acknowledged and dealt with by a number of colleges and cities across the country.

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Missoula by Jon Krakauer 384 pages

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