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A child called "it" [electronic resource] : an abused child's journey from victim to victor
by Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, Fla. :
1 online resource (xi, 184 p.)
Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
The rescue -- Good times -- Bad boy -- The fight for food -- The accident -- While father is away -- The Lord's Prayer -- Epilogue -- Perspectives on child abuse.
[This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." -Back cover.
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