Rape, The Backseat Story: An Apology for Juanita in “Everybody’s Son” by Thrity Umrigar

This essay is a call to reflect on the person to whom we refuse to offer apology.

In “Everybody’s Son”, Umrigar tells the story of Anton, a mixed child with amber eyes, a young boy who captivates anyone who looks at him. He is sweet, devoted, well-mannered, and as torn between two worlds as his heritage. Every chapter of the book is a new chapter of his life: we watch Anton grow from Baby Boy, to Adopted Boy, to Harvard Young Man, to Attorney General, to finally, to Anton. But this essay is for Juanita. Continue reading “Rape, The Backseat Story: An Apology for Juanita in “Everybody’s Son” by Thrity Umrigar”

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