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Little girl leaving : a novel based on a true story / Lisa Blume.

Blume, Lisa, author.  

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.

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Galion Library FIC BLUM (Text) 35920505643641 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780692104064
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Seattle, WA : Illumine LLC, [2018]
Subject: Sexually abused girls > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Child abuse > Fiction.
Children > Attitudes > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Summary: The 1960s have come to a close—it’s 1972, and America is changing. So is Deidi’s world; she’s seven, and her family is moving. As she packs her room and unearths precious objects from her past, her thoughts begin to stray to the years before—to her first memories in 1968, and all that followed. From these reveries unfolds a story of terrible abuse and incredible survival. We see Deidi grow from a three-year-old whose understanding of the world is just beginning to form to a child whose courage, compassion, and sense of wonder persist despite every obstacle. Through her vivid recollections, the stark landscape of rural America, the political and social turmoil of the era, and the brutal power dynamics of adults come into sharp focus. Deidi’s story reveals the darkness roiling beneath the surface of American life and the way children are forced to confront it themselves, weaponless and alone. For Deidi, whose family continues to fall into deeper and darker cycles of sexual abuse and violence, survival is a matter of clinging desperately to the light in the world around her—no matter how dim it grows.

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