The Resource Notes on a silencing : A memoir., Lacy Crawford

Notes on a silencing : A memoir., Lacy Crawford

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Notes on a silencing : A memoir.
Title
Notes on a silencing
Title remainder
A memoir.
Statement of responsibility
Lacy Crawford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A "powerful and scary and important and true" memoir (Sally Mann, Carnegie Medal - winning author of Hold Still ) of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her--at any cost. When the elite St. Paul's School came under state investigation after extensive reports of sexual abuse on campus, Lacy Crawford thought she'd put behind her the assault she'd suffered decades before, when she was fifteen. Still, when detectives asked for victims to come forward, she sent a note. With her criminal case file reopened, she saw for the first time evidence that corroborated her memories. Here were depictions of the naïve, hardworking girl she'd been, a chorister and debater, the daughter of a priest; of the two senior athletes who assaulted her and were allowed to graduate with awards; and of the faculty, doctors, and priests who had known about Crawford's assault and gone to great lengths to bury it. Now a wife, mother, and writer living on the other side of the country, Crawford learned that police had uncovered astonishing proof of an institutional silencing years before, and that unnamed powers were still trying to block her case. The slander, innuendo, and lack of adult concern that Crawford had experienced as a student hadn't been the imagined effects of trauma, after all: these were the actions of a school that prized its reputation above anything, even a child. This revelation launched Crawford on an extraordinary inquiry into the ways gender, privilege, and power shaped her experience as a girl at the gates of America's elite. Her investigation looks beyond the sprawling playing fields and soaring chapel towers of crucibles of power like St. Paul's, whose reckoning is still to come. And it runs deep into the channels of shame and guilt, witness and silencing, that dictate who can speak and who is heard in American society. An insightful, mature, beautifully written memoir, Notes on a Silencing is an arresting coming-of-age story that wrestles with an essential question for our time: what telling of a survivor's story will finally force a remedy?
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TEFOD
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Crawford, Lacy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • True Crime
Label
Notes on a silencing : A memoir., Lacy Crawford
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0005076782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780316539869
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22D35950-FE9B-470C-893A-08D522D506A8
Label
Notes on a silencing : A memoir., Lacy Crawford
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0005076782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780316539869
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22D35950-FE9B-470C-893A-08D522D506A8

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