The Two Paths
by R.P. Burnham
The Two Paths begins at a lakeside cottage where a group of graduating seniors are having a celebratory end-of-school party. One of them is Robbie Elder, campus football hero, who later in the night violates in an ambiguous rape Cilla Whitten, a plain and socially awkward junior lured there by the promise of excitement and popularity. The rest of the novel follows these two into young adulthood.