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The Resource While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family, Kathryn Harrison

While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family, Kathryn Harrison

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While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family
Title
While they slept
Title remainder
an inquiry into the murder of a family
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Harrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early on an April morning, eighteen-year-old Billy Frank Gilley, Jr., killed his sleeping parents. Surprised in the act by his younger sister, Becky, he turned on her as well. He then climbed the stairs to the bedroom of his other sister, Jody, and said, "We're free." The murders ended a lifetime of physical and mental abuse suffered by Billy and Jody at the hands of their parents. And it required each of the two survivors-one a convicted murderer, the other suddenly an orphan--to create a new identity, a new life. Author Harrison, herself a victim of child abuse, explores the impact of escalating violence and emotional abuse visited on the children of a deeply troubled family, and searches out answers to the question of how survivors of violent trauma shape a future when their lives have been divided into Before and After.--From publisher description
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Harrison, Kathryn
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gilley, Billy
  • Gilley, Jody
  • Murder
  • Parricide
  • Abusive parents
  • Dysfunctional families
Label
While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family, Kathryn Harrison
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
165957579
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781400065424
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family, Kathryn Harrison
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
165957579
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781400065424
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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