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The Resource Cry silent tears : the heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again, Joe Peters

Cry silent tears : the heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again, Joe Peters

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Cry silent tears : the heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again
Title
Cry silent tears
Title remainder
the heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again
Statement of responsibility
Joe Peters
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Joe knew his mother was cruel and violent, but he trusted his beloved father to protect him from her. When a freak accident saw his father burn to death in front of him, Joe was left at the mercy of his mother. Without the love of his friend and brother, he wouldn't have survived. With them, he went on to spend his life fighting child abuse. Joe was just five years old and the horrific scene literally struck him dumb. He didn't speak for four and a half years, which meant he was unable to ask anyone for help as his life turned into a living hell. His schizophrenic mother and two of his older brothers spent the following years beating him, raping him and locking him in the cellar at the family home. Fed on scraps that he was forced to lick from the floor, he was sometimes left naked in the dark for three days without human contact. Unable to read or write, all Joe could do to communicate his suffering was draw pictures. The violence and sexual abuse grew in severity as more people, including his stepfather, were invited to use him in any way they chose. The only thing that saved Joe was the kindness of his elder brother and his only school friend, both of whom showed him that love was possible even in the darkest of situations. At fourteen he finally found the courage to run away, hiding in a hut by a railway line, fed on scraps by some local children who found him. Joe's is the ultimate insider's story, casting light into the darkest of hidden worlds, and a truly inspirational account of how one small boy found the strength to overcome almost impossible odds and become a remarkable man. Now that he has found his voice again, Joe speaks out against child abuse and helps support and protect other children whose lives have been blighted by it
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
362.76092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6626.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Cry silent tears : the heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again, Joe Peters
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hm8b6z9
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Publication
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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Cloudocn828848106
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780007283828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00609057
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hm8b6z9
Label
Cry silent tears : the heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again, Joe Peters
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hm8b6z9
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn828848106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780007283828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00609057
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hm8b6z9

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