American Honor Killings
Desire and Rage Among MenUnknown - 2013
Exploring crimes against gays from 1999 to 2011, David McConnell shows how some think they're cleaning up society. Other killings feel preordained - not a matter of the victim's lifestyle so much as a twisted display of dominance. Society wants to think these stories are simple cases of sexual conflict. They aren't. Together, the cases form a secret American history of rage and desire. McConnell cuts through clich© and politics to turn these cases into enduring literature. In each story, victims, murderers, friends and relatives come breathtakingly alive.
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, c 2013.
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 MCC
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 21 cm.