Books: Myra the Messiah

MYRA BRECKINRIDGE by Gore Vidal. 264 pages. Little, Brown. $5.95.

"It began upstairs when he tore my clothes off in the closet. Then he raped me standing up with a metal "clothes hanger twisted around my neck, choking me. I could hardly breathe. It was exquisite! Then one thing led to another. Those small attentions a girl like me cherishes ... A lighted cigarette stubbed out on my derriere, a complete beating with his great thick heavy leather belt. . . All the usual fun things."

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