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Minnesotan EH! [Kindle Edition]

Stephen De Long , Kevin Viratyosin

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The story you are about to read will make you laugh and cry in the same page. It is definately not for everyone, those who read this book will possib the courage to help end child abuse.
It starts at the beginning where a young child, because of loneliness of the north woods finds nature and because of THIS nature he is taught how to survive parental abuse. There will be times when you want to close the book while reading the chapter "Hells Angels Part One" but because of your need to know if he survives, you must read on. This book is about the beauty that is Minnesota's nature and the survival of one child living in a brutal world of abuse. I wrote this book to not be about me, but to be about anyone that reads it. This is because everyone should be able to find a part of the story that is part of their shared life.
The story begins deep in the northern woods of Minnesota, in a time when people and roads were few, and the vast forest requiring hard labor before giving up one square inch of its beauty. When the nature of Minnesota was still in its pristine state of existence, sugar sand roads began encroaching upon the ever present forest at its fringe.
It is not a story of blame, but one of understanding of where the origins of abuse begin. It is also about about surviving it, and by finding something beautiful in anything with the mentor that is nature.

I wrote this to book to show people the real story of child abuse, it's delicacies and it's harsh realities. It is a story of natural beauty of Minnesota that leads to the deliciously dark side of abuse and the transformational acceptance of one child from being a victim, into a survivor. This story is of the victims, which are all that are abused and the abusers themselves.
"At The Lake"
I believe I now understand the feelings of our ancestors huddled in their caves, protected by the fire that kept them warm. Each night just at sunset our beloved loons would call to each other, beckoning their lover to come to them. At night it was an eerie call, lonely yet with a tone of hopefulness. As their mate would answer their call, they would then sing together as if their first meeting. With an energy and flamboyance that only someone who has taken this precious sound into their very soul, could they possibly explain it's emotion.
"Hell's Angel's Part One"
“To the children of abuse, do not despair, there will be flowers to smell.”
The wind moved the huge branches of the elm outside my bedroom window. I watched their hypnotic movements as if they were dancers portraying a violent scene in their choreography.
The leaves were all perfectly horizontal at once, as if in a Van Gogh painting, in a dark portrait outlined by the glowing-full moon—the type of full-moon that lights the outdoors eerily in black-and-white extremes, hiding its shadowy-secrets behind each obstruction.
It was like an alternate world, drawing me deeply into its safety, where I could hide my secrets of pain. It was the one place that I could escape to entirely, where the fear of some violent reprisal from my father for an unintended-childhood infraction, did not not exist. I have always loved the darkness. It is comforting, like my grandmother's heavy quilts that I hid under, listening to the sounds of the night outside my bedroom window at their woodland farm.
I smiled in those remembrances that seemed so far away, as though they had never existed. It was a security that I find now only exists in the darkness.
The moon shone directly through my window, outlining the French–styled panes like a strange kaleidoscope in a brightly-lit-plaid diagram throughout my bedroom. Suddenly, a flash of light startled me. I looked down at my mother's eleven-inch butcher knife in my hand. I had gotten lost in the darkness and forgot how I came to be looking out my window, so late at night.
Dad had beaten me severely after dinner, an

Product Details

  • File Size: 335 KB
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Stephen De Long (February 26, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EEIGPQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,098,842 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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