Bending the Bars

Bending the Bars

by April D Brown


Anne knows she cannot leave Kyle. Believes he is the first person to never lie to her. Never will leave, once her son is born. Escaping is fraught with danger. No contact orders mean nothing to abusers. Survivors of domestic abuse know they will be tracked. And often murdered.

She has been conditioned to believe abuse is normal. Trained to believe fear, hiding, and secrets are routine for everyone.

Law prevents mothers with children from escaping, unless she abandons her children to the abuser, to keep another generation under the thumb of abuse.

Jo and Lennie won't give up trying to find Anne. To rescue her. To bring her to safety with Ruby's Law, inadequate as it is. In legal limbo land, safe from her abuser, surrounded by other survivors. Few make it out to live beyond the bars. It simply isn't safe. Abusers wait out there. Often barely beyond the fence.

44 Chapters
80,000 Words
6 X 9 - 315
7 X 10 - 373

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974285839
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/16/2017
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

April Brown's fascination with history, science, and social science lead her on a quest to uncover forgotten societal mythology. New solutions to old queries will be uncovered in the future, through studies of the past. Her novels and novellas, while adventures, are written in a more classical style, without extreme action, romance, or violence. Characters think before they act. Sometimes, this leads to trouble.

Her nonfiction is often written at the request of others. Gluten (and allergy) free cookbooks, include tips for tricks for people with multiple common disabilities, including poor memory, low vision, and limited dexterity. Journey Through Life Lists was written at the request of friends with serious memory loss planning their future, and desperate to remember their past. VoiceOver with the Brailliant Braille Display was designed for personal use, when there was no written manual for learning to use a screen reader for the first time as a middle-aged adult.

The clear path April Brown dreamed of as a child had roadblocks no one could foresee. Of those, the loss of memory caused far more concern, than the loss of hearing and vision. Deafblind and doing fine, most of the time. After all, vision, and hearing, can be internal, as well as external. With the help of her husband, cats, and dogs, she wanders along the path that unfolds slowly before her. The one she tried to push away as a teen. Writing doesn't come as easy now as then. Though, it seems far more impactful. Full of hidden vision, wonder, and forgotten sounds and odors.

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