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The Resource Enemy, Ruth Clare

Enemy, Ruth Clare

Label
Enemy
Title
Enemy
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Clare
Title variation
Enemy
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a daughter's story of how her father brought the Vietnam war home
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I was born into the war still raging inside my father.' Ruth Clare's father came back from the Vietnam War a changed man: a violent, controlling parent and a dominating, aggressive husband. Through a childhood of being constantly on guard, with no one to protect her but herself, Ruth learned to be strong and fierce in the face of fear. After escaping her difficult upbringing, Ruth went on to have a family of her own. Facing the challenges of parenting brought her past back to life, and she lived in fear that she was doomed to repeat her father's behaviour. Wanting to understand the experiences that had damaged her father, she met with other returned servicemen and began listening to their stories, of war, conscription, returning to civilian life. What Ruth uncovered left her with a surprising empathy for the man who caused her so much pain and heartache
Summary
'I was born into the war still raging inside my father.' Ruth Clare's father came back from the Vietnam War a changed man: a violent, controlling parent and a dominating, aggressive husband. Through a childhood of being constantly on guard, with no one to protect her but herself, Ruth learned to be strong and fierce in the face of fear. After escaping her difficult upbringing, Ruth went on to have a family of her own. Facing the challenges of parenting brought her past back to life, and she lived in fear that she was doomed to repeat her father's behaviour. Wanting to understand the experiences that had damaged her father, she met with other veterans and began listening to their stories, of war, conscription, returning to civilian life. What Ruth uncovered left her with a surprising empathy for the man who caused her so much pain and heartache
Tone
Writing style
Award
Asher Literary Award, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10491222
Cataloging source
ANL
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Clare, Ruth
Dewey number
  • 959.7043092
  • 616.85212
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clare, Ruth
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Veterans' families
  • Families of military personnel
  • War neuroses
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Target audience
adult
Label
Enemy, Ruth Clare
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056208022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780670079094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928705583
Label
Enemy, Ruth Clare
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056208022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780670079094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928705583

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