The Violated

The Violated

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a€œOne of the very few good, ambitious and important novels to have been done by the writers of my generation.a€ a€”Norman Mailer The lives of four Americans born between the world wars are intertwined to devastating effect in this gripping novel from one of the twentieth centurya€™s most acclaimed authors. Beautiful, sad Ellen Beniger; her younger brother, Tom, a scholar unhappily moonlighting as a TV writer; the athletic amorist Guy Cinturon; and tough little Eddie Bissle, ex-infantryman and Ellena€™s secret lover, struggle to come to grips with the limits of their futures and the scars of their pasts as they enter middle age. Will the physical, emotional, and spiritual violations they have endured remain with them forever, or can they be healed? As The Violated builds to its stunning climax, the story of four lost souls reveals heartbreaking truths about the dark side of posta€“World War II America.You know, I love those stories about the bank presidents who pay off all their depositors with personal dough when the bank fails. ... I had to decide who was going to get the good faith, and who was going to get the bad. ... It advised him that his phone service would be cut off if payment were not received within five days.

Title:The Violated
Author: Vance Bourjaily
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2015-04-28

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