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

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Benton Co PL - Fowler 364.152 EIS (Text) 34044001005576 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0316449237
  • ISBN: 9780316449236
  • Physical Description: 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318).
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"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.
Subject: Murder > West Virginia > Case studies.
Murder > Investigation > West Virginia > Case studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural.
TRUE CRIME / Murder.
Genre: True crime stories.

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