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Hide and Seek: Out of the Darkness and Into My Life

Hideby Dr. José Beth Smolensky
Reviewed by Angel Curtis

Smolensky’s book tells the chilling story of abuse by her husband. Emotional abuse. Physical abuse. Incarceration in a mental institution. Continued threats of taking away her children, culminating in the need to simply disappear with her new partner, a woman, in order to keep her family. The most telling part of the story goes unsaid—more than fifty years after the abuse ends, the need for catharsis remains. Inkwater Press (


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