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The Resource Dancing with the octopus : a memoir, Debora Harding

Dancing with the octopus : a memoir, Debora Harding

Label
Dancing with the octopus : a memoir
Title
Dancing with the octopus
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Debora Harding
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For readers of Educated and The Glass Castle, a harrowing, redemptive and profoundly inspiring memoir of childhood trauma and its long reach into adulthood. One Omaha winter day in November 1978, when Debora Harding was just fourteen, she was abducted at knifepoint from a church parking lot. She was thrown into a van, assaulted, held for ransom, and then left to die as an ice storm descended over the city. Debora survived. She identified her attacker to the police and then returned to her teenage life in a dysfunctional home where she was expected to simply move on. Denial became the family coping strategy offered by her fun-loving, conflicted father and her cruelly resentful mother. It wasn't until decades later - when beset by the symptoms of PTSD- that Debora undertook a radical project: she met her childhood attacker face-to-face in prison and began to reconsider and reimagine his complex story. This was a quest for the truth that would threaten the lie at the heart of her family and with it the sacred bond that once saved her. Dexterously shifting between the past and present, Debora Harding untangles the incident of her kidnapping and escape from unexpected angles, offering a vivid, intimate portrait of one family's disintegration in the 1970s Midwest, a rusted landscape where the loss of white male power can flare into unspeakable violence. Written with dark humor and the pacing of a thriller, Dancing with the Octopus is a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking narrative of reckoning, recovery, and the inexhaustible strength it takes to survive."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Harding, Debora
Dewey number
  • 362.88
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6574.U6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Harding, Debora
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Abduction
  • Abduction
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Nebraska
Label
Dancing with the octopus : a memoir, Debora Harding
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781635576139
Lccn
2020005049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1643287f-3ab2-4ec8-969e-135590f6006a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1139028317
  • (OCoLC)on1139028317
Label
Dancing with the octopus : a memoir, Debora Harding
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781635576139
Lccn
2020005049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1643287f-3ab2-4ec8-969e-135590f6006a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1139028317
  • (OCoLC)on1139028317

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