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Learning to Swim: A Memoir Ann Turner

Learning to Swim: A Memoir

Ann Turner

Published
ISBN : 9780613674997
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

Ann Turners lyrical Learning to Swim will resonate with any adult or teenager who knows the shame and confusion of sexual molestation. Her memories of a family summer vacation keep coming back like a skunk dog / on the porch / whining to get in.MoreAnn Turners lyrical Learning to Swim will resonate with any adult or teenager who knows the shame and confusion of sexual molestation. Her memories of a family summer vacation keep coming back like a skunk dog / on the porch / whining to get in. For Turner, telling her story to the world is what sets that skunk dog running. Divided into three sections, sailing, sinking, and swimming, the book chronicles a holiday trip through the eyes of a very young girl--small enough to use a pink swimming ring in Dressers Pond, play dress-up, and run races. Its Kevin, an older boy from down the street, with the hands that grab, who takes her upstairs under the pretense of reading to her (a secret time for us / and never, ever tell), and she doesnt even know she can say no. In searingly simple language, Turner walks us through the little girls forever-altered world, past the place where the truth comes out and healing can begin. (Ages 13 and older) --Karin Snelson