Why Daddy, Why?

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The reader will be drawn irresistably into the world of the author who presents a catalogue of abuse and cruelty suffered by herself as an innocent child, first at the hands of her alcoholic father, then by nuns, and later by a heartless husband who raped and beat her. This is compulsive reading.

The book shows how the shadow of a father's cruelty can be cast over the whole life of a child--a child who, in this instance, never failed to turn ...
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Overview

The reader will be drawn irresistably into the world of the author who presents a catalogue of abuse and cruelty suffered by herself as an innocent child, first at the hands of her alcoholic father, then by nuns, and later by a heartless husband who raped and beat her. This is compulsive reading.

The book shows how the shadow of a father's cruelty can be cast over the whole life of a child--a child who, in this instance, never failed to turn the other cheek, or return love for cruelty and abuse, who manifested, in the end, the overriding power and strength of Christ who advocated love above all things. The book is a protest against domestic violence and institutionalised cruelty, and will hopefully stand as a beacon and warning against the violations suffered by so many Emelias whose heartfelt cries go unheard behind the closed or locked doors of our apparently respectable western civilization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595214983
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2006

    Simply Unbelievable - A must read

    It is truly unimaginable the cruelty and pain some will inflict on others. It's hard to believe the horrors Emelia and her family suffered at the hands of others. It's amazing that she lived to tell her story, and what a story she has to tell!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2002

    WOW

    Wow!! I couldn't put it down once I started reading it! It was incredible! I was totally sucked into the book. I laughed and cried at all the things that happened. I was amazed that anyone(her father) could be so cruel. I could hardly believe that my grandmother was the one who wrote this book!! I very highly recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2002

    Unbelievable!

    This is a book that once you start to read it, you can't put it down.It keeps you on the edge of your seat. You have to keep reading because you have to know what else is going to happen. It's unbelievable what this family went through!. It goes on to tell what the author went through being split from her other siblings and mother. What a terrible life this child had! While living with nun's in a convent, it's hard to imagine that these woman of God could be so cruel! and Emelia tells it all! The Author described in detail all the terrible things that took place in her life..and there were many things!.. Everyone should read this book!...alcoholics, child abusers, and wife beaters..then and only then, maybe they can see what there actions can do to a family and especially a five year old girl who grows up and ends up trying to kill herself when she was only fifteen from something that wasn't her fault! The reader will be drawn into this true story and can't help but fall in love with this little girl. The reader will find that this is a very easy book to read because it is written by the same little girl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2002

    Fantastic Book!

    I never do much reading. I went to have my windshield replaced and they told me that it would take a while. My wife had this book in the car that she just bought so I picked it up and started to read it to pass the time. When I got home, my wife wanted her book but I wasn't about to let it go until I finished reading it! but it didn't take long because I couldn't put it down. 'Why Daddy Why', is a book that everyone should read! it's a rude awakening to things all around you but no one really wants to look! I can't believe the things that this girl went through. You need to get this book and read it! and it's real easy to read. It say's right on the book that there are no words that you can't pronounce or understand. How true that statement is. Very powerful book!

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