Rape New York
Starting with a rape in the author’s own apartment, this experimental autobiographic novel defies traditional rape narratives by exploring the complex relationship between domestic violence, urban planning and a corrupt property market. Moving from police disinterest and landlord culpability, via way of a Robocop narrative, prison statistics and a B-movie hit-and-run ending, Jana Leo maps the fault lines of capitalist property speculation and the intersection of sexual crime, class vulnerability and the US justice system.
Rape New York is published as part of Book Works’ Semina series (No.4) edited by Stewart Home. Printed offset in an edition of 1,000 copies, b/w, 128 pages with a soft cover, and colour dust jacket. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge, 130 x 195 mm.