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The Resource Girl in the water : a true story of sibling abuse, Nancy Kilgore, (electronic resource)

Girl in the water : a true story of sibling abuse, Nancy Kilgore, (electronic resource)

Label
Girl in the water : a true story of sibling abuse
Title
Girl in the water
Title remainder
a true story of sibling abuse
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Kilgore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Nancy Kilgore was nine years old, her eleven-year-old sister Sherry led her into the scorching midday sun, tied her to a chair, and taped her eyelids to her eyebrows with electrical tape, leaving Nancy helpless for hours to stare into a blinding blue sky. For years, Sherry physically tortured her younger sister and threatened to kill her if the cruelty was revealed. Each time Nancy walked into her own bedroom she would have to repeat self-deprecating passwords: "I am ugly and stupid." "I am ugly, stupid, and no one loves me." "Please may I come in?" Girl in the Water details the most shuttering examples of sibling abuse, the untold secret in millions of homes. Each year, 19 million children are abused by their siblings and well over 80 million adults have suffered this type of abuse. With vivid imagery and heartbreaking accounts, Kilgore leads readers on a journey into the prison she was born into, where she is confronted with her childhood dreams, family bonds, coming of age in the shadow of terror, and the complex after-effects of bullying and sibling abuse that followed her into adulthood. Struggling to piece together her haunted past before it consumed her, Kilgore shares her inspiring metamorphosis and victorious battle from a fragile, shattered survivor to that of an eventual speaker and activist. Girl in the Water is the story of one woman, with a phoenix-like power, who came up against all odds and won. Her story will resonate with millions of adult sibling-abuse survivors who have never felt free to tell their stories. until now"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
362.76
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6626.52
LC item number
.K554 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Girl in the water : a true story of sibling abuse, Nancy Kilgore, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780757317422
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9A681FEF-5436-4ED0-936F-71EDCD4E49A4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn837691607
  • (OCoLC)837691607
  • 445267
Label
Girl in the water : a true story of sibling abuse, Nancy Kilgore, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780757317422
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9A681FEF-5436-4ED0-936F-71EDCD4E49A4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn837691607
  • (OCoLC)837691607
  • 445267

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