The Red Parts

The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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The Red Parts
The Red Parts
The Red Parts is made up of memoir, essays, and an account of a trial. Nelson fearlessly dives into the thrall that the death of her aunt held over her fam... READ MORE
Rhea | Barnstaple

Synopsis

In 1969, Jane Mixer, a first-year law student at the University of Michigan, posted a note on a student noticeboard to share a lift back to her hometown of Muskegon for spring break. She never made it: she was brutally murdered, her body found a few miles from campus the following day. The Red Parts is Maggie Nelson's singular account of her aunt Jane's death, and the trial that took place some 35 years afterward. Officially unsolved for decades, the case was reopened in 2004 after a DNA match identified a new suspect, who would soon be arrested and tried. In 2005, Nelson found herself attending the trial, and reflecting with fresh urgency on our relentless obsession with violence, particularly against women. Resurrecting her interior world during the trial - in all its horror, grief, obsession, recklessness, scepticism and downright confusion - Maggie Nelson has produced a work of profound integrity and, in its subtle indeterminacy, deadly moral precision.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784705794
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 159g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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The Red Parts
A juggernaut of a book
I had never read a Maggie Nelson book before 'The Red Parts,' nor had I ever read a book on a true crime. I stayed far away from the crime genre altogether... READ MORE
Chris