Genendy, a lively, curious, energetic child, the third of twelve brothers and sisters in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. But she carried a big painful secret. From the time she was a toddler until the age of seven, she was sexually molested by members of her family, as well as young men in her community. When Genendy finally confronted her abusers, she paid the ultimate price: she was excommunicated by her family. She lost connections to the people she loved most in the world. This experience left her with emotional and spiritual gashes that are almost as difficult to mend as the scars of the sexual abuse. Today, over thirty years later, Genendy decided that the time has come to share her harrowing story with the world. The Price of Truth is a courageous memoir about a topic that has been taboo for too long. Genendy’s stunning autobiography paints a vivid picture of incest and its impact on the child’s spirit. In The Price of Truth, Genendy chronicles her journey through memory, trauma, dissocation, depression, suicide, religion, sexuality, and the attempt to restore wholeness. She shares the painful process of healing and therapy.
The Price of Truth: A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish World — and One Girl’s Courage to Survive and Heal
- From the Publisher
May 17, 2013
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