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Outlander, book 6

In which the chief heroine and time-traveler is gang-raped in 1774. Very shocking and saddening. Yet, perhaps, because she’s an m.d. and in her early forties, she takes it rather philosophically. Recalling that only one was not rough. “I was just a hole,” she said. That’s in A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon.

“You’re not afraid of men,” one 18th century rapist observes of her 20th century demeanor. “You should act like you’re afraid.”