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Crazy Bitch: A portrait of domestic violence Neves, Danielle

Crazy Bitch: A portrait of domestic violence

Neves, Danielle

Published 2012
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221 pages
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This book is not for the faint hearted, the language fits the perpetrators of this kind of crime. The words used in this book are what you would expect from violent men who abuse women. Once you get over the shock you see just how clever this book isMoreThis book is not for the faint hearted, the language fits the perpetrators of this kind of crime. The words used in this book are what you would expect from violent men who abuse women. Once you get over the shock you see just how clever this book is in its description of men who commit domestic violence. This is a story that must be told, it could save women from suffering at the hands of an abuser.The book is written in a letter format from the Victim to the Perpetrator (who is in prison) to his brother. Each try to justify their actions and the author captures the mood perfectly. The ending of the book is powerful and is probably one of the most astonishing endings you can find in any book, it is totally unexpected.Neves has done an incredible job of describing the pathology of a victim staying with her abuser, and an incredible job of describing how the abuser justifies his actions. The main characters are believable and reads as if Neves is very aware of the psychology of domestic violence. Using the letter format is a different and brilliant way to approach this topic, which is much more prevalent than most people realize.I highly recommend this book.DeniceT, Ex-Editor for 7 years at DoubleDay Publishers NYC.This is a story of an abusive relationship, told through a series of letters separated by short news clippings. The letters are written by the abuser from prison in correspondence with this brother, and by the victim as a form of therapeutic journaling. The characters are intimately revealed in these letters through their own words and thoughts and those of their partner.The general characteristics of both abusers and victims are explored in a revealing way, as the main characters speak about themselves and each other.Deborah Hopkins, H.B.A. Writer/Editor/Critic