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Only Girl in the World - by Maude Julien (Hardcover)

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For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor--raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment.But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity. By turns horrifying and magical, The Only Girl in the World is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape.
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: Maude Julien
Language: English
Street Date: December 12, 2017
TCIN: 52865805
UPC: 9780316466622
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-5435
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Angelscallingallways56 1 year ago
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This book shows how you can overcome abuse and find success.The book was in excellent condition and arrived the week after it was ordered. Ms Julien is a strong women who deserves any happiness that comes into her life.
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Nina 1 year ago
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Very well written book.upsetting in parts.the book came,promptly in excellent condition.i would recommend this,book highly
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