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State of Innocence Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B09B2ZLLGF
- Publisher : Melange Books, LLC; 1st edition (August 3, 2021)
- Publication date : August 3, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1564 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #928,172 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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poverty, substance abuse, and psychological trauma. The ending is very dramatic but not unexpected. I highly recommend it.
Each of them shares a life event whose terrible nature draws them together and acts as the pivot around which this well-crafted story spins.
Authors S.K. Mason, an Australian therapist, and Debra Scacciaferro, an American writer and editor, performed an international writing gig to complete this tale based on an actual event.
Set in the Hudson Valley of New York State, the story contrasts Kimberley’s calm, pleasant suburban life with the life led by Alexia, whose parents Connor and Isabella struggle with poverty, addictions and troubled pasts. Alexia’s case is a challenge to the somewhat inexperienced Kimberley, and at times she feels lost.
The title refers as much to Kimberley’s state of innocence as that of Alexia.
As Kimberley gets deeper into the mess that is Alexia’s life -- and as she tries to throw the little girl a lifeline – the troubles seep into Kimberley’s life. Her husband Ammon becomes both defensive and concerned as he sees his wife sink into the raw event that changed her life.
“The State of Innocence” lives at that crossroad where the terrible, squirming past, and the lies to cover the pain – “Oh, yes, Honey, I’m okay,” – collide.
That collision takes Kimberley and Connor on a frightening trip that carries the second part of the book to a dramatic, crushing conclusion that leaves one question: Can you burn away all that hurts in one act?
The story is well-paced and the characters compelling.
Well done and well thought out, this is a story worth reading.