Author Sylvia Basile’s new book, The Echoes of Life, is about a wonderful little girl who transits from victim to victor. Set in the ’50’s and ’60’s, Laura spends her early years in an abusive home and her young teen years in a broken one. Laura’s emotionally fragile, vindictive mother, Elizabeth, and Rich, her doting, confrontation-adverse father, create a truly destructive environment for their child. Elizabeth, starved for attention, immediately regrets having given birth to Laura. The new baby becomes the center of her husband’s attention. Elizabeth proceeds to transfer her own guilt and shortcomings onto her daughter. She convinces Laura that her father doesn’t love her and cuts off all of Laura’s outside contact with the world in an attempt to hide the physical abuse. Elizabeth’s “mission” in life becomes inflicting pain and suffering upon her chief rival, Laura. Understandably, Laura tries her best to please her mother, but to no avail.
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Book Description PublishAmerica, 2004. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96137796
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