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- DescriptionHow could a mother t kw? This is a question often asked about families where incest has occurred, and Elear Cowan's gripping memoir, A History of a Pedophile's Wife, steps up with answers that are courageous and heartbreaking. Cowan grew up in Quebec in the 1950s, in a large Roman Catholic family with a lethal mix of violence, addiction, and toxic pedagogy. Cowan details the dance of a survivor moving into adulthood: one step forward towards freedom, two steps back into conditioning, until a tipping point of consciousness is reached. As her memoir makes clear, that tipping point is t just a critical mass of abuse or even a touchstone of personal growth. It requires an enlarged and feminist context, permission to kw the unkwable, and language to name the unspeakable. Cowan's book is a primer in compassion, especially for those of us who were abused as children and left to struggle with legacies of distrust and rage towards our mothers. It's a vivid indictment of a mother-blaming culture that protects the very institutions that perpetuate child abuse.
- Author BiographyEleanor Cowan is a Canadian teacher, writer and life skills educator.
- Author(s)Eleanor Cowan
- Date of Publication01/04/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Weight363 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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