One Hour in Paris

In this powerful memoir, philosopher Karyn L. Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was twenty-two and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. At once deeply intimate and terrifyingly universal, One Hour in Paris takes the reader on a harrowing yet inspirational journey through suffering and recovery—from an apartment in Paris to a French courtroom, from a trauma centre in Toronto to a rape clinic in Africa.
At a time when as many as one in three women have been victims of sexual assault and when many women are still ashamed to come forward, Freedman's book is a moving and essential look at how survivors cope and persevere. One Hour in Paris is also an urgent call to face the fundamental social problem of sexual violence head-on, arguing that we absolutely must address the fact that sexual violence against women is rooted in gender inequalities that exist worldwide.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Back Cover 2
French Flaps 3
Half Title Page 4
Title Page 6
Copyright Page 7
Table of Contents 8
Prologue 10
Chapter 1: Paris, August 1, 1990 16
Chapter 2: What Happened Next 42
Chapter 3: Live in It 84
Chapter 4: Africa, 2008 130
Chapter 5: Paris, Revisited 170
Acknowledgments 202
Further Reading 206