The Inheritance of Shame

The Inheritance of Shame

A Memoir

Book - 2017
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"The Inheritance of Shame details the six years author Peter Gajdics spent in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to zcurey him of his homosexuality. Kept with other patients in a cult-like home in British Columbia, Canada, Gajdics was under the authority of a dominating, rogue psychiatrist who controlled his patients, in part, by creating and exploiting a false sense of family. Juxtaposed against his parents tormented past his mothers incarceration and escape from a communist concentration camp in post-World War II Yugoslavia, and his fathers upbringing as an orphan in war-torn Hungary Gajdics story explores the universal themes of childhood trauma, oppression, and intergenerational pain. Told over a period of decades, the book shows us the damaging repercussions of conversion therapy and reminds us that resilience, compassion, and the courage to speak the truth exist within us all"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Long Beach, CA :, Brown Paper Press,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Description: 354 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781941932087
Branch Call Number: 306.766092 Gaj


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