In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to the #MeToo movement.
In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories and common myths. Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
Rachel Louise Snyder’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Her other books include Fugitive Denim and the novel What We’ve Lost is Nothing. She has been the recipient of an Overseas Press Award for her work on This American Life. No Visible Bruises was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. She is an associate professor at American University.