And so far there is no mention of digital technology. I've been waiting for it, for the father to have maintained a blog, or for the children to have coordinated escape by MySpace.
Imagine if this story were told from the point of view of a typical fearsome internet account.
"Incest father's secret basement: blueprints were involved."
"Small town says nothing. Can a village be a real community?"
"Father bought food from a grocery story; grocer offers no comment."