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Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You : Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction - Sue William Silverman

Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You

Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1999
ISBN: 9780820321752
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You" destroys our complacency about who among us can commit unspeakable atrocities, who is subjected to them, and who can stop them. From age four to eighteen, Sue William Silverman was repeatedly sexually abused by her father, an influential government official and successful banker. Through her eyes, we see an outwardly normal family built on a foundation of horrifying secrets that long went unreported, undetected, and unconfessed.

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"Readers of Silverman's wrenching memoir...are in for a rough emotional ride, but it is well worth it."--"Ms. Magazine" "With great courage and startling compassion, Silverman tells [her] story. . . . Harrowing in its depiction of savage violation and profoundly moving in its portrait of a child's fear, confusion, and desperate search for a safe place." "Kirkus Reviews"" Readers of Silverman's wrenching memoir...are in for a rough emotional ride, but it is well worth it. "Ms. Magazine"" "Silverman's lyric style transforms a ravaged childhood into a work of art. The book reads like a poem." "St. Petersburg Times"" "Searing, brave, powerfully-written . . . Sue Silverman's memoir is about more than incest; it is about evil, about denial, about the great chasm between the public facade of a prominent, successful family and its painful reality, and it is about how, as in a Greek tragedy, a curse has been passed down through several generations. This book is the cry that shatters the curse." Adam Hochschild, author of "Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son"" "Living, empowering proof that an orchid can bloom right up through concrete. A remarkable achievement from a remarkable woman who forces us to look for a word beyond 'survivor.'" Andrew Vachss, author of "Haiku"" "Nothing less than a bolt of electricity to the hopeful part of us that believes every portrait of a happy family that we see. . . . A terrifying and heartening book . . . I know it's going to be passed urgently from hand to hand." Rosellen Brown, author of "Before and After"" Nothing less than a bolt of electricity to the hopeful part of us that believes every portrait of a happy family that we see. . . . A terrifying and heartening book . . . I know it's going to be passed urgently from hand to hand.

--Rosellen Brown "author of Before and After " Searing, brave, powerfully-written . . . Sue Silverman's memoir is about more than incest; it is about evil, about denial, about the great chasm between the public facade of a prominent, successful family and its painful reality, and it is about how, as in a Greek tragedy, a curse has been passed down through several generations. This book is the cry that shatters the curse.

--Adam Hochschild "author of Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son " Silverman has a brave, piercing intelligence which transcends psychological explanations and does not require symbolism to convey a sense of what she went through. . . . She has learned exquisitely how to look at what she could not face and how to speak through those silences.

--Fourth Genre Living, empowering proof that an orchid can bloom right up through concrete. A remarkable achievement from a remarkable woman who forces us to look for a word beyond 'survivor.'

--Andrew Vachss "author of Haiku " Silverman's lyric style transforms a ravaged childhood into a work of art. The book reads like a poem.

--St. Petersburg Times Readers of Silverman's wrenching memoir . . . are in for a rough emotional ride, but it is well worth it.

--Ms. Magazine This harrowing memoir gives voice to the inarticulate terror Silverman suffered as a child, when she could never find the right words to describe her situation. She has found them now.

--Booklist With great courage and startling compassion, Silverman tells [her] story. . . . Harrowing in its depiction of savage violation and profoundly moving in its portrait of a child's fear, confusion, and desperate search for a safe place.

--Kirkus Reviews Nothing less than a bolt of electricity to the hopeful part of us that believes every portrait of a happy family that we see. . . . A terrifying and heartening book . . . I know it's going to be passed urgently from hand to hand.--Rosellen Brown "author of "Before and After" " Searing, brave, powerfully-written . . . Sue Silverman's memoir is about more than incest; it is about evil, about denial, about the great chasm between the public facade of a prominent, successful family and its painful reality, and it is about how, as in a Greek tragedy, a curse has been passed down through several generations. This book is the cry that shatters the curse.--Adam Hochschild "author of "Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son" " Silverman has a brave, piercing intelligence which transcends psychological explanations and does not require symbolism to convey a sense of what she went through. . . . She has learned exquisitely how to look at what she could not face and how to speak through those silences.--"Fourth Genre" Living, empowering proof that an orchid can bloom right up through concrete. A remarkable achievement from a remarkable woman who forces us to look for a word beyond 'survivor.'--Andrew Vachss "author of "Haiku" " Silverman's lyric style transforms a ravaged childhood into a work of art. The book reads like a poem.--"St. Petersburg Times" Readers of Silverman's wrenching memoir . . . are in for a rough emotional ride, but it is well worth it.--"Ms. Magazine" This harrowing memoir gives voice to the inarticulate terror Silverman suffered as a child, when she could never find the right words to describe her situation. She has found them now.--"Booklist" With great courage and startling compassion, Silverman tells [her] story. . . . Harrowing in its depiction of savage violation and profoundly moving in its portrait of a child's fear, confusion, and desperate search for a safe place.--"Kirkus Reviews" "Silverman has a brave, piercing intelligence which transcends psychological explanations and does not require symbolism to convey a sense of what she went through. . . . She has learned exquisitely how to look at what she could not face and how to speak through those silences." "Fourth Genre "" "This harrowing memoir gives voice to the inarticulate terror Silverman suffered as a child, when she could never find the right words to describe her situation. She has found them now." "Booklist" "

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Prologue: I Remember You, Fatherp. 1
Red
The Egyptian Princessp. 7
Heartbeats in Stonep. 15
Night Spiritsp. 36
New Jersey Girlp. 85
Blue
Tuesdaysp. 179
Two Small Rooms in Minnesotap. 224
The Girl on the Beach: Recoveredp. 252
Green
Christmas Spiritsp. 257
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ISBN: 9780820321752
ISBN-10: 0820321753
Series: Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 2nd September 1999
Publisher: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: New edition

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