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The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia, Emma Copley Eisenberg

Label
The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia
Title
The third rainbow girl
Title remainder
the long life of a double murder in Appalachia
Statement of responsibility
Emma Copley Eisenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
YDX
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Eisenberg, Emma Copley
Dewey number
364.152/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
Label
The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia, Emma Copley Eisenberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101563843
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780316449236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101563843
Label
The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia, Emma Copley Eisenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101563843
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780316449236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101563843

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