Carolyn Slaughter is the author of ten novels, but for the last 12 years she has been completely silent. She had become conscious that there was something hidden in her past that had always haunted her fiction but which she had never fully faced. This memoir is the result of confronting the truth about her traumatic childhood. Carolyn's father was in the colonial service, but he lacked power and was ashamed of his Irish origins. In private, he was capable of acts of absolute sadism. When Carolyn was small, they lived ...

Before the Knife 2003, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375713460

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Before The Knife 2002, Black Swan, London

ISBN-13: 9780552999885

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