Saturday October 31, 2020

South of Forgiveness: A powerfully ambiguous tale of sexual violence

It takes some beating as an outlandish tale, but those hoping for catharsis or answers may be left wanting

11th June, 2017
Tom Stranger and Thordis Elva

Memoir: South of Forgiveness, By Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger, Scribe, €14.95

Think you know what a rape memoir reads like? After Aspen Matis’s Girl In The Woods, Alice Sebold’s Lucky and Patricia Weaver Francisco’s Telling, it’s quite likely that you do.

Each of them is shocking, confrontational and discomfiting. But it’s safe to say that South of Forgiveness is a rape memoir with a...

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