Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Teaser Tuesday: To the Survivors by Robert Uttaro

I was born on Holy Thursday.. . . My parents left the hospital after three days on Easter Sunday, which is celebrated by Catholics and Christians as the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and brought me to Sunday mass. I was in a Catholic Church before I was in a home.

To the Survivors: One Man's Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor by Robert Uttaro. That seemed like a good teaser for the week after Easter.

To the Survivors is Robert Uttaro's account of his experiences and lessons from working as a rape crisis counselor, along with essays and first hand accounts from sexual assault survivors about their experiences and healing. The stories are rough, but powerful in their honesty.

Right now, To the Survivors is available on Kindle for only $.99.


To the Survivors is about my journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men who have experienced rape and sexual assault, plus some of my stories as a counselor and educator. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarity raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. But this book is not just for survivors of sexual violence. I believe anyone can benefit from the words in these pages, rape survivor or not.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by The Purple Booker. Participants share a two-sentence teaser from the book they are reading or featuring. Please remember to include the name of the book and the author. You can share your teaser in a comment below, or with a comment or link at the Teaser Tuesday site, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

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