Mother Am I An Orphan?, is one of the most electrifying books about one's life of deprivation and sibling rivalry, which has affected millions of Americans who come from homes of dysfunctional families. Nothing is held back, in the real truth about a battered and abused sibling from her mother, and the other five siblings depriving C. L. Louis of any relationship with her father. Most people for different reasons can identify with this book. Nitpicking-screaming, insults, jealousy and control, physical and verbal abuse. How does one cope? How does one endure, and overcome the tragic unhappy turmoil? There is Queenie and the other five siblings who're the antagonist, and C.L. Louis along with her father who are the protagonist. All throughout the writers childhood and her adult years, her mother and other five siblings continued to be extremely injurious toward her, rejecting her at every turn, and always putting a wedge between her and their father. There is suspense and a climactic point in which the youngest sibling commits an unspeakable crime toward their elderly father, which is overlooked by Queenie and the other siblings. This book is a true story of what has been occurring in some American families even in our times. Every emotion is brought to the surface. Sibling rivalry is in full force and uncontrollable clashes between parents and the siblings -that anyone reading it will identify with the state of affairs that does exist in a chaotic unruly family. Queenie allowing her favorite off-springs to become, controlling, self centered, greedy, and inflict verbal and physical assault against the protagonists C.L. Louis and their father. The reader will: Cry, laugh, ponderwith each episode keeping the audience interested in the outcome. Each real antagonistic character exhibits their darker side, and their emotional tug of war using their own domination in removing C.L. Louis by discarding her from the family. Queenie encouraging the pecking order with her other favorite off-springs.
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About the Author
C.L. Louis was born in Watertown, N.Y. Her early years of life were in the 1950's from a lower middle class family. She attended parochial and public schools. Later her parents moved the family to a suburb of Syracuse, N.Y., where she attended public school, and graduated from high school. Struggling to survive on her own, she later attended college, majoring in psychology, and creative writing. For sometime she counseled other people with emotional and special needs. She then became interested again in writing, where she has written three books. Her first booklet of "My Aunt Rose," became the spin-off of "Mother Am I An Orphan?" It was the early years of recollections of her Aunt Rose and her father that gave her a sense that there was a purpose in living.
Table of ContentsPrologue
CHAPTER: 1: What are they like?; the five cent stamp; the yellow dress.
Chapter 2: The missing parts; physical attacks!; like an octopus attacking its victim.
Chapter 3: The hair pulling sister; at court; flashback at three.
Chapter 4: Her (siblings) hatefulness takes over; the poem-"Orphan," ;back into time.
Chapter 5: Her threats; the total fright; a hiding place; the mark of the belt.
Chapter 6: Daily abuse; running away; my tormented dad.
Chapter 7: The operation; the wedding broomstick doll; dad's enema.
Chapter 8: Ranting sister; nursing home threats; the stolen album.
Chapter 9: They used the phone as a weapon; boasting her crime.
Chapter 10: The know it all brother; Henny Penny; the funeral.
Chapter 11: Controlling mother; the fighting sisters; selling a tiny house;
Chapter 12: An old record stand; hypercritical brothers; her bible attack; the falsified purchase offer. (Note- there is much more!)