Synopses & Reviews
In "College Girl," a university professor revisits the memory of a brutal sexual assault and recounts her long, circuitous route from trauma to recovery. Offering present-day reflections alongside the fresh, hopeful voice of the twenty-year-old student she once was, Laura Gray-Rosendale tells the story of her near destruction and her family s disintegration, but also one of abiding friendships and shining hope. In the end, "College Girl" is also a story about stories, and a meditation on memoir itself.
Gray-Rosendale writes in a tone that is simply unforgettable gritty, humorous, and raw. Artfully written and devoid of self-pity, "College Girl" is a rich story of triumph, hope, and survival."