Girl in the Water: A True Story of Sibling Abuse

Girl in the Water: A True Story of Sibling Abuse

by Nancy Kilgore
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Girl in the Water: A True Story of Sibling Abuse by Nancy Kilgore

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757317415
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,057,619
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nancy Fox-Kilgore, MS, received her Master's Degree from the University of Oregon and B.A. and Teaching Credentials from the University of California/Sacramento. A frequent speaker and a university continuing education teacher, she specializes in PTSD and various forms of family abuse. She wrote Every Eighteen Seconds and The Source Book for Working with Battered Women, both of which serve as national models for battered women's shelters, agencies, and university studies, and for continuing education certification for police officers, psychologists, and social workers. Visit her web site at: www.siblingbullies.com.

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Girl in the Water: A True Story of Sibling Abuse 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
voyager8 More than 1 year ago
There was no closure no explanation no feeling of who these people were just painful descriptions of torture and fear not at all helpful after a while I stopped reading or caring