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The Resource The only girl in the world : a memoir, by Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter

The only girl in the world : a memoir, by Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter

Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir
Title
The only girl in the world
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Only Girl in the World is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Maude Julien's childhood was defined by the iron grip of her father, who was convinced his daughter was destined for great deeds. His plan began when he adopted Maude's mother and indoctrinated her with his esoteric ideals. Her mission was to give him a daughter as blonde as she was, and then to take charge of the child's education. That child was Maude, on whom her father conducted his outrageous experiment-to raise the perfect 'super-human' being. The three lived in an isolated mansion in northern France, where her father made her undergo endless horrifying endurance tests. Maude had to hold an electric fence without flinching. Her parents locked her in a cellar overnight and ordered her to sit still on a stool in the dark, contemplating death, while rats scurried around her feet. How did this girl, with her loveless and lonely childhood, emerge so unscathed, so full of the empathy that was absent in her childhood? How did she manage to escape? Maude was sustained by her love of nature and animals and her passion for literature. In writing this memoir, Maude Julien shows that it is possible to overcome severe trauma. She recounts her chilling and deeply moving story in a compelling and compassionate voice
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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Julien, Maude
Dewey number
362.76
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English ; Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gauthier, Ursula
  • Hunter, Adriana
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  • Julien, Maude
  • Abused children
  • Psychologically abused children
  • Adult child abuse victims' writings
  • Psychological torture
Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir, by Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in France by Stock in 2014 under the title Derrière la grille
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059577553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781925498110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)972477796
Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir, by Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in France by Stock in 2014 under the title Derrière la grille
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059577553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781925498110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)972477796

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