THE NIGHT OF THE RAPE by Lionel White

THE NIGHT OF THE RAPE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The rape of young, pregnant Gail Ferris takes place in Athenia, Delaware, a small town with a Mississippi mentality, an operative KKK, and an ugly underside of racial bigotry--all the way up from the ""delicious shudder"" of its sewing circle. Before police chief Walt Cummins sees dawn, there has been the near lynching of a Negro mental incompetent, two further assault-murders, one indirect death. IMPLOSIVE--as sharp as a switchblade and blunt as a blackjack.

Pub Date: Dec. 4th, 1967
Publisher: Dutton