The Mind of a Deviant Woman

The Mind of a Deviant Woman

by Paula Paul


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Carrie Buck, a young woman living in early-twentieth-century Virginia, is raped and becomes pregnant by a family member—and her trauma is only beginning. She is deemed a “deviant” for having a child out of wedlock and, for that reason, is a candidate for sterilization.

Louisa Van Patten, a New York socialite, is an advocate of the eugenics movement, which promotes this punishment.

When Carrie and Louisa meet, along with journalist Ben Newman, during a national debate about the merits of forced sterilization, all their lives—and ours—are changed forever.

Paula Paul’s historical novel The Mind of a Deviant Woman offers a thrilling story based in extensive research into a little-known, but devastating, part of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478798828
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2018
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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