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This chapter is the first chapter of Garp's new novel, The World According to Bensenhaver in which a young woman named Hope Standish is at home with her baby when a boy of seventeen named Oren Rath brutalizes her and cuts her baby's cheek with a hunting knife.

Hope's ordeal continues as Oren forces her into his truck where they drive to the Rath farm where Oren talks to two men in his family about taking Hope somewhere to rape and kill her. Oren knows that the police will be looking for his truck so he takes a different one from the farm and forces Hope inside.

Hope's mind races as she tries to anticipate what Oren's next move will be and she capitalizes on his sexual inexperience to distract him long enough to retrieve his hunting knife from...

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