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Title:
Because I love you : the silent shadow of child sexual abuse
Author:
Allan, Joyce, 1944-
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Charlottesville, Va. : Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780966891942
Format :
Book

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Confronted in midlife with a devastation discovery about her father's most secret life as a paedophile, Joyce Allan, a psychiatric nurse/therapist, traces the history of sexual abuse across five generations of her family. Providing the unique insight into the value systems that perpetuate child sexual abuse within families, churches, and society, this memoir describes how silence itself creates the 'ecology of sexual abuse'. Compassionately and skilfully written, it is particularly useful for victims of sexual abuse, family and friends of a victim, or even the family and friends of the perpetrator.