Goat: A Memoir

Goat: A Memoir

Brad Land

Soon to be an important movie starring Nick Jonas, this searing memoir of fraternity tradition and the perils of hazing provides an unheard of window into the emotional panorama of younger men.

Reeling from a terrifying attack that has left him bodily injured and psychologically shattered, nineteen-year-old Brad Land should also cope with unsympathetic neighborhood police, mom and dad who can slightly talk about “the incident” (as they name it), a brother riddled with guilt yet not able to decelerate adequate for Brad to maintain, and the sensation that he’ll by no means be general again.

When Brad’s brother enrolls at Clemson college and pledges a fraternity, Brad believes he’s being left in the back of as soon as and for all. eager to belong, he follows. What occurs there—in the identify of “brotherhood,” and with the meant aim of forging a pupil and a gentleman from the uncooked fabrics of boyhood—involves torturous late-night hazing, heartbreaking estrangement from his brother, and, ultimately, the demise of a fellow pledge. finally, Brad needs to weigh overall alienation from his newfound neighborhood opposed to accepting a sort of brutality he already is aware too well.

From the Hardcover edition.

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