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Pyjama Parade

By (author) Steve Gilhooley
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Published: 28th Oct 1999
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
ISBN-10: 1840182520
ISBN-13: 9781840182521
Barcode No: 9781840182521
This is an account of the sexual, physical and psychological abuse endured by the author at a Catholic junior seminary in the 1970s. Neither he nor his classmates dared say anything until the effects of the abuse began to surface when they reached their 20s. Some had nervous breakdowns, others attempted to take their own lives. Damaged and scarred, the author began to suffer inexplicable depressions. He eventually "confessed" to a priest and was encouraged to write about his experiences as a form of therapy. This book describes, without malice and even with humour, what happened to boys like Steve Gilhooley when he was studying for the priesthood. The target for the author's anger is not those who bullied and beat him, but the abusive system which allows such things to go on - and be covered up.

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