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  • 6 of 18 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library.

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1 current hold with 18 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC HENS (Text) 30886001059944 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 12/31/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770414242 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 391 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry ― particularly at Gamma Beta Chi. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus. The frat known as GBC is notorious, she learns, nicknamed “Gang Bang Central” and a prominent contributor to a list of rapists compiled by female students. Despite continuing to party there and dating one of the brothers, Karen is equally seduced by the intellectual stimulation and indomitable spirit of the Raghurst women, who surprise her by wanting her as a housemate and recruiting her into the upper-level class of a charismatic feminist mythology scholar they all adore. As Karen finds herself caught between two increasingly polarized camps, ringleader housemate Dyann believes she has hit on the perfect way to expose and bring down the fraternity as a symbol of rape culture ― but the war between the houses will exact a terrible price."--Provided by the publisher.
Awards Note:
Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction 2018
Subject: Women college students > Fiction.
College stories.
Greek letter societies > Fiction.
Date rape > Fiction.
College students > Sexual behavior > Fiction.
Feminists > Fiction.
Genre: Campus fiction.
Canadian fiction.

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