Literary Narrative Nonfiction Human Drama The Torn Trilogy covers over five decades, beginning with Torn From the Inside Out, Sara Nile’s story of being forced to disappear with her five children in order to escape a sure death as a domestic violence homicide at the hands of a maniacal psychopath. Torn From the Inside Out is a memoir written in a compelling literary narrative style that is unprecedented in the realm of literary narrative nonfiction. Using powerful literary symbolisms and metaphors, well developed characterizations and powerful emotional impact, The Torn series takes the reader on the journey of a lifetime. Torn From the Inside Out is a book that can be read more than once, as the levels of insight woven into the social realities are layered. The writing is an easy flow of classic style laced with metaphors, anchored with time-centered historical happenings, brought home to the reader by a powerful appeal to the heart and soul. With volume I of The Torn Trilogy, let the journey begin- take the incredible journey of life into the depths of despair and the height of ecstasy, cross the valleys of human pain and climb mountains of triumph as we celebrate a power greater than death itself, the power of the human spirit under fire. Let the Journey Begin Sara Niles Excerpt " The room was small, the walls created a slight echo, or perhaps it was just my imagination. I had to go so far back into my mind that the present environment closed in on me. Of the five people in the room Kathryn Shipp was the most imposing: she was 6 feet tall, stood military straight with sharply cropped blue-black hair and blue eyes that were intense. She needed everything from me, she had to have the ‘feel’ of the whole story, not just the facts, so she demanded more than just a story, and she wanted a recreation of my life. Kathy Shipp was one of the best attorneys in the state and her client was a domestic abuse victim who had snapped and killed her abuser, so Kathy Shipp needed me to show her why a good little girl could empty a gun on a man with his back turned. I knew why she did it, I knew what she felt, and if it took revealing my soul to help, I would. So I went back to the images of my beginnings and the people and events that shaped my life to make me who I am. There were many forces that forged me, some gentle and kind and some harsh and violent; there were also many people who contributed to the final product that I call me. In the process of my evolution, I became a victim of domestic war, an emotional casualty for a major portion of my life, entwined, entrapped and emotionally involved until I learned how to become free. Freedom has never been easily gained and has often come at high cost throughout history, but one thing I will always know is freedom is worth every fight, and all pain. In every life there is a timeless minute or day that will be forever etched into our mind’s memory, they will be unforgettable. I have unforgettable memories that are so vivid that I see them in Technicolor and I hear them with surround sound. Long after I am dead, I believe, I will remember. Two of those memories were the days of my escape to freedom-twice... I am Sara Niles, the little girl who sat in the sand over fifty years ago, and this is my story"
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I spent over ten years writing and rewriting this book. This book is a true story but it is not a 'domestic violence' book, nor a true crime book, it was designed to cross several genre's, from memoir, literary, and instructional to horror and 'humorous' horror. If you say 'no, you can't do that', please read it and allow Torn to speak for itself.
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