Breath in the Dark Jane Hersey

ISBN: 9781780881652

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344 pages


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Breath in the Dark  by  Jane Hersey

Breath in the Dark by Jane Hersey
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Settling down on the bed, I stroked the plump, still body, watching my mothers face just to make sure she was still breathing. As a 6 year old that was all I wanted, not toys or chocolates or comforts, just to know my mother was still alive wasMoreSettling down on the bed, I stroked the plump, still body, watching my mothers face just to make sure she was still breathing.

As a 6 year old that was all I wanted, not toys or chocolates or comforts, just to know my mother was still alive was enough. Jane Herseys biography is told through the thoughts and voice of a traumatized, isolated child, enduring the stresses and strains of day-to-day life under difficult circumstances in 1960s Manchester.

As a six year old child with sole care of a mother suffering with clinical depression, diabetes and eating disorders, Jane is ostracized by the Jewish community and the community at large. Breath in the Dark is the heart-rending story of a girl socially isolated, neglected, physically, emotionally and sexually abused and living in poverty. From the first lines of Breath in the Dark, there is a powerful sense that this is special. The simplicity of Janes style, the clarity of the childs voice and the intensity of emotion fired in those few words had me hooked from the start.

[...] Jane expresses the beautiful mix of confusion, faith and fear that characterises her childhood effortlessly... There is so much I could say about Breath in the Dark, its excellent narrative, incredible intensity and the unfakeable ring of truth it carries. [...] Every part of it is an extremely powerful reading experience: it is heartbreaking and fascinating in equal amounts. - Review by Harper Collins



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