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The Resource No matter our wreckage : a memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love, Gemma Carey

No matter our wreckage : a memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love, Gemma Carey

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No matter our wreckage : a memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love
Title
No matter our wreckage
Title remainder
a memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love
Statement of responsibility
Gemma Carey
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Gemma Carey was twelve years old, a man twice her age would sneak into her bedroom on a weekly basis and sexually assault her. When Gemma was seventeen, she took the perpetrator to court without anyone else knowing and had him placed on the child sex offenders register. When she was thirty-three, her mother died of cancer. For twenty years, her mother had known about this man. But why had she not acted to protect her daughter? Could the genesis of this betrayal be found in her own family history? No Matter Our Wreckage is the story of past and present colliding. It seeks to capture the complexity of forces which lead to abuse; to understand the intertwined narratives of mothers and daughters and how trauma becomes encoded in our DNA through generations. It explores grooming and the intricacies of consent, and how as a society we have not yet figured out how to deal with these types of crimes or the people who commit them. No Matter Our Wreckage is a powerful, poetic and unflinching memoir about what it means not to matter, and how an extraordinary woman refused to listen to the stories she was being told about herself - by her history, by her abuser, by her mother, by society. It is only by speaking out that Gemma Carey learns she can break free from her past and reclaim her life, her self and her future
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VBAY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Gemma
Dewey number
362.88
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carey, Gemma
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Sexually abused girls
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
No matter our wreckage : a memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love, Gemma Carey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000067250700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781760877675
Lccn
2709000975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156613401
Label
No matter our wreckage : a memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love, Gemma Carey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000067250700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781760877675
Lccn
2709000975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156613401

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