Cover of: When Katie wakes | Connie May Fowler

About the Book

Bestselling author Connie May Fowler tells her own extraordinary story for the first time--the harrowing years of her childhood followed by the abusive relationship she endured as a young woman--and how the unconditional love of her dog helped her escape her physical and emotional bonds.Before Women Had Wings, Connie May Fowler's award-winning and bestselling fictional account of domestic abuse, touched thousands. In this piercing memoir, Fowler chronicles the emotional battery and physical abuse that marked her own passage to adulthood. She draws a searing portrait of growing up with her manipulative and needy mother, a woman unable to give the love and comfort every child has a right to expect. And then, as a young woman, Fowler found herself involved with a man whose behavior disturbingly echoed her mother's. The man she lived with alternately displayed a desperate need for her or rejected her as if she were worse than useless. With heart-wrenching candor, Fowler records the abuse she suffered at his hands, from his constant attempts to undermine her self- confidence to his acts of brutal physical violence. The unconditional love Fowler longed for finally came--in the shape of an adoring Labrador puppy named Kateland. With Katie at her side, she was able to withstand her mistreatment and the crushing weight of her childhood and, miraculously, managed to create a small refuge from the horrors that surrounded her. This is the story of her decision to end the years of mistreatment and even to open her life to a new, gentle man, whose love and understanding helped to transform her. Well known for her fiction and her work with victims of domestic abuse, Fowler now offers a strong helping hand to women everywhere in this startling, revealing, and ultimately inspiring memoir.From the Hardcover edition.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54, B
Library of Congress
PS3556.O8265 Z477 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 271 p. ;
Number of pages
271

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3948287M
Internet Archive
whenkatiewakesme00fowl
ISBN 10
038550201X
LC Control Number
2001037165
OCLC/WorldCat
47099022
Library Thing
72546
Goodreads
1238907

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