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The Searing: Tale of a Child Kindle Edition

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Length: 218 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 768 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Molly Media Studios (October 27, 2010)
  • Publication Date: October 27, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GHN7B2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharon on January 2, 2011
The Searing, issues the reader to follow on a journey through the raw edges of the human experience.

Jesse, our main character, is a young boy who grows up in the prairies with his mother, and 2 sisters. They grow as a family, in an environment that is punctuated by emotionally disconnected, angry, and abusive men. These men - the family call 'father' and 'husband'.

Jesse shows us how the stages of human growth can be changed by harsh and desperate climates. He speaks to us about his evolution from child to man. He opens a view of his own growth into manhood, and the challenges to get there when life is affected by emotional, physical and sexual trauma.

The characters in The Searing are painted, as if they are moving about on a stage. The raw, sweet and sometimes horrifying emotional journey of our main character grips the heartstrings, yet fill us with hope for a breakthrough in his luck, as he battles inner turmoil and conflict. He brings a voice of hope for people who are survivors of significant familial and personal trauma.

I hope Jesse is happy today. I hope he is smiling with his heart. I recommend this book to help anyone connect with their own human path.

- Sharon Moroney
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Rideout on December 27, 2010
I picked the book up and didn't put it down until I was done. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because I wanted more, wanted to know more about Jesse's life and how it turned out. The Searing is well-written: the writing style is engaging with just the right balance of sophistication and simplicity. Jesse's life is tragic and yet I sensed no self-pity or residue of regret or recrimination, just an appreciation for the broth of people and events it took to make him who he is. That we should all attain such grace.
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By sigystardust on December 18, 2010
Jorgensen's "The Searing" hits you like a suckerpunch. It sneaks up quietly and grips you before you know what's going on. His clean, simple writing style brings you directly into the mind of Jesse, the young boy at the center of this story. You see what he sees, hear what he hears, feel what he feels, and are swept up and cloaked by the fear and confusion of his innocent childhood.

Jorgensen is masterful at setting an emotional tone without over-intellectualizing. I felt the hole growing in Jesse's heart and could see the wall that was being erected around it, which remained into the character's young adulthood. This is intense material, psychologically jarring, but in a way that creates empathy for Jesse and concern for his future. His detachment becomes palpable and yet draws you in further. I couldn't help but feel connected to this character, despite the fact that on paper we would have very little in common. "The Searing" puts the reader not in the position of passive observer, but rather an insider with intimate knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of the protagonist. But this is understating the case. Jorgensen makes the reader feel as if he or she IS Jesse.

This story kept me engaged through the entire ride, including the powerful ending. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in sexual identity, family history, human relationships, and good literature.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken & Wendy Dignan on December 22, 2010
It isn't very often that I become engrossed in a book from the first paragraph. Jorgensen's The Searing will do that for you too.
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