The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : Hachette Books, 2020.
Status
8 copies, 14 people are on the wait list.
Central - Adult Nonfiction has 5
364.1523 EISEN
Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
364.1523 EISEN

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatusDue Date
Central - Adult Nonfiction364.1523 EISENAvailable
Central - Adult Nonfiction364.1523 EISENAvailable
Central - Adult Nonfiction364.1523 EISENAvailable
Central - Adult Nonfiction364.1523 EISENAvailable
Central - Adult Nonfiction364.1523 EISENAvailable
Show All Copies

Description

Loading Description...

More Details

Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780316449236, 0316449237

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318).
Description
"In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived; they traveled with a third woman however, who lived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders," though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. With the passage of time, as the truth seemed to slip away, the investigation itself caused its own traumas--turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming a fear of the violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. Emma Copley Eisenberg spent years living in Pocahontas and re-investigating these brutal acts. Using the past and the present, she shows how this mysterious act of violence has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and the stories they tell about themselves. In The Third Rainbow Girl, Eisenberg follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, forming a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America--its divisions of gender and class, and of its violence."--Jacket flap.

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Eisenberg, E. C. (2020). The third rainbow girl: the long life of a double murder in Appalachia (First edition.). Hachette Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Eisenberg, Emma Copley. 2020. The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia. New York: Hachette Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Eisenberg, Emma Copley. The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia New York: Hachette Books, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Eisenberg, Emma Copley. The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia First edition., Hachette Books, 2020.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.