We’re thrilled that Rebecca Godfrey’s harrowing and deeply reported UNDER THE BRIDGE has been reissued in paperback this summer. The new edition includes an introduction from Mary Gaitskill and an afterword by the author with updates on this fascinating case.
In this “tour de force of crime reportage” (Kirkus Reviews), Godfrey takes us into the hidden world of the seven teenage girls—and boy—accused of a savage murder. As she follows the investigation and trials, Godfrey reveals the startling truth about the unlikely killers. Laced with lyricism and insight, Under the Bridge is an unforgettable look at a haunting modern tragedy.
For more on the book and Rebecca’s experience reporting this remarkable story, find her interviews in The Believer, CrimeReads, and The Paris Review with Leslie Jamison. And don’t miss Rebecca at Center for Fiction on July 24th, talking about adolescent female violence and mean girls with Melissa Febos and Jaquira Díaz—tickets are available here!