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No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

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Title: No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
Author: Snyder, Rachel Louise
ISBN: 9781635570977
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: 2019
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: New


Non-Fiction 1209661

Publisher Description:

WINNER OF THE HILLMAN PRIZE FOR BOOK JOURNALISM, THE HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD, AND THE LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD * A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * ABA SILVER GAVEL AWARD FINALIST * KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY: Esquire, Amazon, Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, BookPage, BookRiot, Economist, New York Times Staff Critics

"A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force." --Eve Ensler

Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone. --Andrew Solomon

Extraordinary. --New York Times,"Editors' Choice"

"Gut-wrenching, required reading." --Esquire

Compulsively readable . . . It will save lives. --Washington Post

"Essential, devastating reading." --Cheryl Strayed, New York Times Book Review

An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors.

We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a "global epidemic." In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.

In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the