Uncle Joe Henry F. Smith


Published: 2009

231 pages


Uncle Joe  by  Henry F. Smith

Uncle Joe by Henry F. Smith
2009 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 231 pages | ISBN: | 8.67 Mb

The story of Uncle Joe confronts the social and moral implications of child abuse head on. A middle class Roman Catholic Italian family gradually learns about incidents of sexual contact between a revered uncle and his under-age nephew. The boy is confronted with the sometimes violent reactions of his brothers and father. As he comes to comprehend the enormity of the consequences, he must undergo legal, psychological, and finally, physically violent confrontations in a story that moves forward almost like a thriller.With the tensions in his life mounting, the boy tells his story with a simplicity, humor, and implicit wisdom beyond his years.

His way of trying to escape the situation through other relationships enrich the storys texture. You will be entertained, but also enlightened.The problem confronted in this novel has become part of todays headlines.

A look into the more personal and intimate aspects of a specific situation in one family provokes thought and emotional response. Bobby is a boy whose dilemmas and confusions you will not soon forget.

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