Youth novel by Kyrie McCauley: There is no protection

"All of the words that I say. Instead, I swallow it down and the letters are pointed at the corners and sharp at the edges. It hurts when I swallow you down.“

Youth novel by Kyrie McCauley: There is no protection

"All of the words that I say. Instead, I swallow it down and the letters are pointed at the corners and sharp at the edges. It hurts when I swallow you down.“ If you were to cut it, thinks Leighton, you would find all of these words – such as the plastic trash in the stomach of a whale. Leighton Barnes, 17 years old, one of the best students in her school, and a devoted big sister, is very clear what it is that is happening every day in your family.

by Eva-Maria Magel

culture editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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The father of a bully, the tasks will keep the family with his tantrums and sadistic work in fear and horror. It's fisticuffs, he is rarely still. But, as with many of the citizens of the seemingly preppy town of Auburn, Pennsylvania, his gun always ready to hand. Leighton is smart enough to know that in the screw that goes on and on, eventually, this weapon will also play a part.

Kyrie McCauley was not clear, what is going on in your family. But you made it as your character Leighton. She has long found itself struggling, and then the language. With a degree in social policy and commitment against women and racial hatred, with an almost 400-page novel for young people. In the afterword of their debut, McCauley writes: "I wrote the book, I read like five – ten years ago-when I knew it was domestic violence."

it May be, it is not another book of McCauley is – this but, what is more with a for Germany updated help-including telephone numbers and Internet addresses that draws the eye to a mass phenomenon, which is like silence. Especially the one I linked-Teller Leighton, who wants to be a journalist, and first, pretty sharp article writes, the Connections that emerge just by recent events in the United States and around the world.

Domestic violence has become with the Corona-insulation to a political issue. It is not just about physical violence, says McCauley, insistently, and not sensitive as only a young audience. Yelling, threats, and violence against property are more than sufficient, to enable children of fear: There is no protective place. "I don't hate it, that you feel safe," says Liam. With the simple love story between Leighton and him, the novel not only has to pause for breath, but broadens the view.

Liam, the son of a white lawyer and a black teacher, is smart, affectionate, well-behaved and purposeful. He has always the feeling to be one of the few Black people in the very "white" small town, is his Trauma. Liam's Horror begins when he goes out of his loving home out, Thomas Leighton, if you need to from the comfort of the school back home. Both the violence and the racism, type "You are (not) safe here" in the mirror of current events takes on even greater urgency. The first law combined with the good company, the silent, no matter what she hears of a family, or looks. And it is absolutely fine if men like to shoot. "Here they call ignorance, Tradition, and continue to make, as if you had earned the right to be cruel," says Leighton.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 20:19

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