The S Word: A Memoir About Secrets
The S Word: A Memoir About Secrets

The S Word: A Memoir About Secrets

  • Publish Date: 2015-05-05
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Paolina Milana
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In accordance with her Sicilian Catholic familys unspoken code, Paolina Milana learned at an early age to keep her secrets locked away where no one could find them. Nobody outside the family needed to know about the voices her Mamma battled in her head; or about how Paolina forged her birth certificate at thirteen so she could get a job at The Donut Shop; or about the police officer twenty-six years her senior whose promise to her Pap to keep an eye on her quickly translated into something sinister. And perhaps thats why no one saw it coming whenon the eve of her sweet sixteen, pushed to edgePaolina attempted to take her own mothers life.

Raw and compelling, The S Word is the true story of a girl who nearly suffocates in the silence she was taught to value above all elseuntil she finally finds the strength to break free of the secrets binding her and save herself.

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