When you're a child, it can be hard to realise something's wrong. Are other children forced to sit on the doorstep all day, forbidden to enter the house but still not allowed out of sight? Are other children beaten and belittled on a daily basis? Is this what growing up is? As a child, Anna lived in a world of hunger, grief and appalling cruelty, under the control of a sadistic father who would sell his daughter's innocence for a packet of cigarettes. Honest and harrowing, Quiet Moments is a tale of survival against all odds in the face of horrific physical, mental and sexual abuse.
av Anna J. West