God Help the Child

God Help the Child

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2015
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A searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult
Publisher: New York, NY : Books on Tape : Random House Audio, p2015
ISBN: 9780307749109
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 27, 2019

They really need to add trigger warnings as a lot of the plot of this book circles around sexual abuse of children. It isn’t part of the story directly, but it is definitely talked about a lot. People should know that going in. I really wanted to like the book, but that made it hard for me to listen to. It’s short, which is the only reason I got through it, but I won’t be reading any more of Morrison’s work.

May 26, 2019

Listening to this book is very difficult because the author reads each character exactly the same. I am not sure how good the story is because I couldn't finish it.

Apr 19, 2017

A short novel, set in the present, told from many points of view, and giving numerous opinions on aspects of modern American culture (clearly the author's, but set in the mouth of whichever narrator happens to be telling the tale). This one is also read - rather badly - by the author herself: although emphasis in sentences is given, every voice is identical in every dialogue and every narration from a character's point of view. Some parts are exceptionally gross, such as what the predatory pervert did with the boys and their genitals.


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