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Title:
In a place of flame
Author:
O'Dea, Amelia, 1952-
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Publication Information:
Omaha, Neb. : Creighton University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xi, 114 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781881871248
Format :
Book

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Summary

In a Place of Flame is a deeply moving collection of prayers by a victim of incest. Tracing the survivor's journey from trauma to recovery in language powerful and poetic, this book offers a new model of prayer for people of faith who have lived through personal tragedy. By turns lyrical,meditative, comic, and irreverent, the author leads us along a path to self-acceptance. This is a book that promises to become a classic in the literature of self-recovery.


Author Notes

Amelia O'Dea grew up on a small farm in Nebraska and was a victim of incest from infancy through her teens. Later, in despair over her inability to cope with her trauma, Amelia dropped out of college and has for many years been struggling to come to terms with her history of abuse. "AmeliaO'Dea" is not her real name.