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The Resource What my body remembers, Agnete Friis ; translated from the Danish by Lindy Falk van Rooyen

What my body remembers, Agnete Friis ; translated from the Danish by Lindy Falk van Rooyen

Label
What my body remembers
Title
What my body remembers
Statement of responsibility
Agnete Friis ; translated from the Danish by Lindy Falk van Rooyen
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her father murdered her mother. She doesn't remember anything about that night or her childhood before it--but her body remembers. The PTSD-induced panic attacks she now suffers incapacitate her for hours at a time, sometimes days. After one particularly bad episode lands Ella in a psych ward, she discovers her son, Alex, has been taken from her by the state and placed with a foster family. Desperate not to lose her son, Ella kidnaps Alex and flees to the seaside town in northern Denmark where she was born. Her grandmother's abandoned house is in grave disrepair, but she can live there for free until she can figure out how to convince social services that despite everything, she is the best parent for her child. But being back in the small town forces Ella to confront the demons of her childhood--the monsters her memory has tried so hard to obscure. What really happened that night her mother died? Was her grandmother right--was Ella's father unjustly convicted? What other secrets were her parents hiding from each other?
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friis, Agnete
Dewey number
839.813/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8177.16.R55
LC item number
B5513 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Van Rooyen, Lindy Falk
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Murder
  • Family secrets
  • Denmark
Target audience
adult
Label
What my body remembers, Agnete Friis ; translated from the Danish by Lindy Falk van Rooyen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Danish under the title Blitz"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781616956028
Lccn
2016044298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn956480090
  • (OCoLC)956480090
Label
What my body remembers, Agnete Friis ; translated from the Danish by Lindy Falk van Rooyen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Danish under the title Blitz"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781616956028
Lccn
2016044298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn956480090
  • (OCoLC)956480090

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