Vindicating Vicky

Vindicating Vicky

by Ron Knight

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Overview

Young, beautiful Vicky Lester grew up oppressed in dismal, gruesome inner-city surroundings. She meets and befriends Stan, a lonely, kind man who encourages and helps her to strike out on her own and make a better life for herself. But Vicky is haunted by a horrific childhood secret, a trauma embedded so deep in her psyche that even she can't confront it head on. Laden with dread and guilt, she embarks on a memorable and promiscuous journey as if unwittingly acting out the tortuous playbook of her youth.
Ultimately. emboldened by Stan, she struggles to overcome the memories she has hidden for so long. Will Vicky be able to find real love and a brighter future? This deeply moving story also confronts us with an ageless, heart-wrenching question: Are individuals to blame for their actions, or is society?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477536636
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/26/2012
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

"I've lived in various inner cities, and over the years, I've become increasingly aware of the hardships faced by disaffected young women and wanted to write a story that both exposed these conditions to the unaware and offered hope to those living through it. In the final analysis, this is a story that explores the power of friendship, the importance of questioning assumptions, and the need to define ourselves in our own terms. I'm attempting to show people that the fallen women one often reads about are often regretful and remorseful about their state of living. Vindicating Vicky is discernible from the title- vindication. I was struck by the neatness of this word's definition as the "clearing of wrongdoing" or "justification of an action or deed." I believe this is extremely appropriate to the story as it revolves around a beautiful, vulnerable young woman's quest to justify herself in the face of past misfortune."

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