Settling down on the bed, I stroked the plump, still body, watching my motheras face just to make sure she was still breathing. As a 6 year old that was all I wanted, not toys or chocolates or comforts, just to know my mother was still alive was enough. Jane Herseyas biography is told through the thoughts and voice of a traumatized, isolated child, enduring the stresses and strains of day-to-day life under difficult circumstances in 1960s Manchester. As a six year old child with sole care of a mother suffering with clinical depression, diabetes and eating disorders, Jane is ostracized by the Jewish community and the community at large. Breath in the Dark is the heart-rending story of a girl socially isolated, neglected, physically, emotionally and sexually abused and living in poverty. aFrom the first lines of Breath in the Dark, there is a powerful sense that this is special. The simplicity of Janeas style, the clarity of the childas voice and the intensity of emotion fired in those few words had me hooked from the start. [...] Jane expresses the beautiful mix of confusion, faith and fear that characterises her childhood effortlessly... There is so much I could say about Breath in the Dark, itas excellent narrative, incredible intensity and the unfakeable ring of truth it carries. [...] Every part of it is an extremely powerful reading experience: it is heartbreaking and fascinating in equal amounts.a - Review by Harper Collins2nd Edition Jane Hersey. into the cupboard, aI cana#39;t wait till your next birthday, Mum.a At school, I was ... I would write anything just to make the teacher think I was clever. I was determined I would be able to look after my mother. After managinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Breath in the Dark|
|Publisher||:||Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2014-01-31|