Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

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First published as only parts of her life, this book brings together the full life story of the woman known as Annie O'Sullivan. Horribly abused at the hand of her father, it is a collection of essays that graphically recount memories of her life as a confused child and young adult as she careened through life without compass, to ultimately, and against all odds, prosper. Culminating in the event that brought a degree of closure to her torture, O'Sullivan brings the reader on an intimate life journey through the eyes of this childa€™s misunderstanding, will to persevere and desire to seek goodness despite her circumstances. Terrifying, infuriating and uplifting, this book touches not only survivors; but parents, childcare workers and teachers; reminding us of the true vulnerability of children and our collective responsibility to protect them.a€œThata#39;s what ita#39;s like when you grow up so get used to it, a€ you said to me. ... I earned them right there in the cornfield in the back of the car when I was nine years old. ... You knew enough to get rid of everyone so that you could say it to me. ... The worms, your friends, the cigarette burns on my forehead, the knives, the forks, the fireplace poker, the feathers, those books with people fucking animals and theanbsp;...

Title:Can You Hear Me Now?
Author: Annie O'Sullivan
Publisher:Central Avenue Publishing - 2012-04-09

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