Bestselling author Jon Krakauer takes on a tremendously relevant and crucial issue in his latest book MISSOULA: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, to be released on April 21st.
MISSOULA is a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana that illuminates the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape. Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in a dispassionate, carefully-documented account of what they endured, cutting through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. MISSOULA illustrates that college age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.