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The Resource The little girl on the ice floe, Adélaïde Bon ; translated from the French by Ruth Diver

The little girl on the ice floe, Adélaïde Bon ; translated from the French by Ruth Diver

Label
The little girl on the ice floe
Title
The little girl on the ice floe
Statement of responsibility
Adélaïde Bon ; translated from the French by Ruth Diver
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A powerful and personal account of the devastating consequences of childhood rape. Adelaide Bon grew up in a wealthy neighbourhood in Paris, a privileged child with a loving family, lots of friends and seemingly limitless opportunity lying ahead of her. But one sunny afternoon, when she was nine years old, a strange man followed her home and raped her in the stairwell of her building. She told her parents, they took her to the police, the fact of the crime was registered ... and then a veil was quietly drawn over that part of her childhood, and life was supposed to go on. Except, of course, it didn't. Throughout her adolescence and young adulthood, Adelaide struggles with the aftermath of the horror of that afternoon in 1990. The lingering trauma pervades all aspects of her life: family education, friendships, relationships, even her ability to eat normally. And then one day, many years later, when she is married and has a small son, she receives a call from the police saying that they think they have finally caught the man who raped her, a man who has hidden in plain sight for decades, with many other victims ready to testify against him. The subsequent court case reveals Giovanni Costa, the stuff of nightmares and bogeymen, finally vanquished by the weight of dozens and dozens of emotional and horrifying testimonies from all the women whose lives and childhoods he stole
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1981-
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Bon, Adélaïde
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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Diver, Ruth
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  • Bon, Adélaïde
  • Costa, Giovanni
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Rape victims
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
Target audience
adult
Label
The little girl on the ice floe, Adélaïde Bon ; translated from the French by Ruth Diver
Instantiates
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
000065136257
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780857059550
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019011507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039936011
Label
The little girl on the ice floe, Adélaïde Bon ; translated from the French by Ruth Diver
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
000065136257
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780857059550
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019011507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039936011

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