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The Resource The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated by Adriana Hunter

The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated by Adriana Hunter

Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir
Title
The only girl in the world
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated by Adriana Hunter
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • The Only Girl in the World describes the author's harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness" and recounts how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider
  • "Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor--raising her in isolation and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on her parents' lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbade as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity to break free. By turns horrifying and magical, [this book] is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound by its chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape."--Jacket
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Summary
Describes the author's harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness," and recounts how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578580
Cataloging source
CGL
Dewey number
  • 362.76092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6626.54.F8
LC item number
J8513 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated by Adriana Hunter
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in France by Éditions Stock as Derrière la grille, 2014."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5895221
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780316466622
Lccn
2017934593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1013189364
Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated by Adriana Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in France by Éditions Stock as Derrière la grille, 2014."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5895221
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780316466622
Lccn
2017934593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1013189364

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