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Women Fighting for Self-Esteem and Freedom... Finding Lila is the compelling story of women searching for liberation from violence-from parents, relatives, caregivers, partners, and husbands. Violence in its many forms is illuminated and explored, including domestic violence, prostitution, rape, incest, and human trafficking. The characters in Finding Lila bring the plight of these women vividly alive, as they share their personal stories, from complex criminal backgrounds to personal histories of shame and guilt. Inspired by real-life case histories, this short novel provides astonishing impact as it demonstrates the ugly legacy of violence left on girls and women of diverse backgrounds. But Finding Lila is a story of hope: Lila and her therapist, Anna, work together to prove that wounds can heal, and even the darkest night can rejoice in a dawn of hope. Finding Lila unflinchingly examines the roots of hate and hurt, and demonstrates with deep compassion that no woman is responsible for violence inflicted on her...but every woman can choose to take control of her life.
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|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
Genaro Marin earned master's and doctoral degrees in educational psychology and counseling from Southern Illinois University in 1963 and 1967 respectively. He taught undergraduate and graduate students at City University of New York for twenty-eight years, and received several awards during his teaching career, including the Excellence in Teaching award prior to retirement. He moved to South Carolina in 2006 and shifted his focus to community service, particularly as an advocate for teenagers, dysfunctional families, and newly arrived Americans.