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Book details
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:322
  • eBook ISBN:9781623094546

Remembrance of Truth - The Story Behind the Abuse

by Kim Casey

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Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kim Casey takes readers on an unforgettable journey through her life. Beginning with her parents, she compassionately describes their tragic upbringings and how they came to meet. Instability the norm throughout her own youth and adolescence, Kim fears she will become mentally ill like her mother. After a failed marriage, she comes to understand the insecurities, panic attacks and emotional turmoil that had plagued her throughout her life were not incurable afflictions inherited from her mother. But rather a byproduct of all the physical, spiritual, emotional and sexual abuses she endured.
One afternoon my Aunts and Uncles came over to the house to await the arrival of Ralph, a family friend. Caught up in the adults' excitement, I impatiently stood by the back door and instead of warmly greeting the tall man with a round face and greased back dirty-blonde hair as he entered the kitchen, I ran under the table screaming. All of the adults shocked by what they claimed was my uncharacteristic behaviour, Aunt Flo suggested my strong reaction was probably nothing more than making strange. After all she reasoned, I hadn't seen Ralph in a while and it was only natural I might be a bit shy. If they could have felt my terror as I continued to sit under the table wedged up against the wall shaking - a terror that still haunts me to this day - they may not have been so quick to make light of it. But they, like most adults I came in contact with during my youth, didn't view children as individuals in their own right. I was merely an extension of the people who took care of me, thus making my thoughts and insights a nuisance unless it directly enhanced their misguided intentions. So Kim Casey writes about herself, when she was around three years old. It would take many more years of periodic encounters with the family friend, before she would come to fully understand what she was running from.
About the author
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kim Casey has lived in Northwestern Ontario all of her life. She is a graduate of Confederation College and Lakehead University. She worked several years in the helping profession before becoming a freelance writer. When not working, she can be found going on walks with her partner and greatest supporter, Jon LaRoche and spending time with their cat, Taffy LaRue.