The Demons of Plainville: A Survivor’s Story of Storms and Reconstruction

The Demons of Plainville: A Survivor’s Story of Storms and Reconstruction
Genres: LGBT, Memoir, Non-Fiction
Tags: Abuse, Bullying, Gay teens, Homophobia, Inspirational memoir
Length: 292 Pages
Publisher: Lost Legacy Press
Publication Year: 2015
ISBN: 9780990710745
An extraordinarily powerful memoir, The Demons of Plainville follows a resilient young gay man as he strives to withstand his parents’ nightmarish abuse and navigate his community’s homophobia
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Some true stories read like fiction, but for those who have to personally live through the experiences, the nightmare is vividly real. Daniel R. Mathews digs into the darkness of his past with his haunting memoir, The Demons of Plainville.

As a child, Daniel struggles to find his footing in an upside-down world. His mother is mentally ill and addicted to drugs; she performs black masses to summon demons, is physically abusive, and plays brutal mind games that make him doubt his sanity and despair of ever making sense of life or himself. Even his father beats Daniel after “rescuing” him from his mother. Thanks to a few unexpected friends, Daniel survives his devastating youth and emerges stronger for it.

But Daniel’s battles aren’t over. Finally free of his abusive parents, he now must face himself and wrestle with his sexual identity in a community that sees nothing wrong with homophobia.

Candid and compelling, this is a triumphant tale of a young man who walked through the darkness, bravely faced his demons, and against all odds carried the faint light of hope with him every step of the way.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover and Kindle Formats.

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