Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery by Patricia Weaver FranciscoTelling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery by Patricia Weaver Francisco

Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery

byPatricia Weaver Francisco

Paperback | January 26, 2000

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She invites the reader into her life and into the questions raised by a crime with no obvious solutions or easy answers. We see the dimensions of a human struggle often kept hidden from view. While there are an estimated twelve million rape survivors in the United States, rape is still unspeakable, left out of our personal and cultural conversation. In Telling, Francisco has found a language for the secret grief carried by men and women who have survived rape.

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Patricia Fransisco teaches creative writing in the MFA Program at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Title:Telling: A Memoir of Rape and RecoveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.55 inPublished:January 26, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060930764

ISBN - 13:9780060930769

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When a stranger entered her apartment and submitted her to hours of mental torment before the inevitable rape, Patricia Weaver Francisco`s life was altered irrevocably. Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery chronicles a remarkable healing from this shocking and viscous crime, a recovery fuelled by the ability to rage and vent and expunge. By talking about it, sometimes subtlety and other times with complete frankness, Francisco bares her soul, and comes to complete terms with the horror of this brutal attack. A truly inspirational book of healing.  

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"Electrifying prose."(Washington Post)