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Split – Swati Avasthi


Some things you can’t just walk away from

This is a heart wrenching book, real and scary about Jace who knocks on the door of his brother Christian’s apartment with a broken face and $3.84 plus a secret, after not having seen Christian for 6 years.

Their Dad is a serious abuser of their whole family including his mother, Christian got away all those years ago after he could not take it any longer

Jace then took a lot of beatings, he thought he had to stay to protect his mum and maybe take some of the abuse that she was getting but he finally cracks one day and has to leave.

He desperately want his mother to leave  or maybe he could go back and get her but in reality his mum is still trapped.

Christian has made a new life for himself and Jace must try to do the same thing.

Swati Avasthi gives a riveting portrait of what happens after. After you decide to leave, after you make the split – How do you make a life?

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