The Kid With Broken Glasses

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Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to: Sun Youth Montreal / Orange and Protestant Children's Home Foundation. This true, first-person memoir of a boy’s perseverance in the face of family dysfunction and adversity in the Montreal area of the 1960s and early ’70s offers a harrowing look inside a child’s soul-crushing loss of innocence between the ages of 4 and 16. Wawa, one of seven children born to an alcoholic father and clinically depressed mother, refuses offers to fix his broken glasses, wearing them as an outward statement of his heartbreakingly broken life. His hunger for love and guidance and his will to survive to adulthood in the face of fear, loneliness, anxiety, hardship and poverty will have readers cheering him on. This is an account that resonates with the lives of thousands of abused and neglected children who remain invisible. Wawa is the voice of the silent ones. To order the Kindle version:
A world traveller, photographer, and author, Walter Manuel comes from a diverse background of experiences that have led him to write his debut book. You can’t make this up: Walter’s house got hit by lightning in June of 2017. That day, he knew his life had changed and he made the decision to retire from an aspiring career in Real Estate. Always wanting to write about his traumatic childhood and to be able to give back to the silent ones, Walter decided to write his debut novel as a memoir, a book about feelings. A fascinating, heartbreaking and harrowing look written in the first-person about the growing-up experiences of a child who suffers much neglect and abuse. As he was writing his memoir the two homes that are in the book, burned to the ground erasing Walter’s physical past.
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ISBN 9781999236007
Auteur, Auteure Walter Manuel
Format 6 x 9
Nombre de pages 362
Date de publication 2020-04
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