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Nobody Heard Me Cry (Hardcover) Loot Price: R182
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Nobody Heard Me Cry (Hardcover)

John Devane

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John was only a baby when his father died. His mother struggled desperately to bring up five kids alone but her own despair led her to alcoholism and blind rages. John's childhood was a nightmare of neglect and beatings, but when he was nine, things became infinitely worse. Preyed on by his mother's lodgers, John was sold into prostitution on the streets around the docks in his hometown of Limerick. By the time he was 16, the legacy of pain from his childhood had left him suicidally depressed, but a stint in the army and a determintion to escape his past gave John the courage to make a better life for himself. He trained as a lawyer and channelled his deep need to pursue justice for himself into his work for others. He built a reputation for defending the criminals of Limerick when nobody else would. One day, the unthinkable happened and he had to make a choice about whether to defend one of his childhood abusers. This is the extraordinary story of a life nearly destroyed by horrors and the hard choices one man made in his fight to recover himself.

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Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2009
Authors: John Devane
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 271
ISBN-13: 978-0-340-96275-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > Child abuse
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-340-96275-5
Barcode: 9780340962756

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