Book Launch with Keele Burgin

In an extremely vivid and well-written memoir, WHOLLY UNRAVELED, Keele Burgin (Kathleen) tells a raw, intimate story that is chilling but ultimately empowering and inspiring. As a child, she didn’t realized that she was born into a Catholic cult. As a young girl in the eighties, Kathleen was the only one of her siblings subjected to her father’s violent whims. But after years of abuse, culminating in a rape by a high school boyfriend whom her father adored (her mother, upon discovering what had happened, ignored the incident) Kathleen decided she would finally escape by going to college far away.

But without her father to inflict pain, and with no idea how to live in the real world, Kathleen filled the void with drama, drug use, an eating disorder, and a lost chance at love. At rock bottom, Kathleen shipped herself off to a remote Catholic community. She disappeared from the modern world, forced to be alone with her thoughts. In this unexpected place she finally accepts that her past is not her fault, she finds her voice, and she falls in love with a little girl who somehow always managed to look her fear straight in the eye.

In a world where women are often blamed and ignored for being damaged and told to keep quiet, Keele says: Your voice matters.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9781542042628
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little a - April 1st, 2019