Missing the Mark: A Target Child Speaks
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Missing the Mark: A Target Child Speaks

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The movement in Missing the Mark is a series of vignettes or "jump cuts," similar to modern-cinematic technique, exemplifying the fact that chaotic stories often have an absence of smooth transition and order.

Drawing from the text The Wounded Storyteller, this creative nonfiction witness recounts a dysfunctional upbringing within the structure of what Arthur W. Frank purpo...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published March 28th 2012 by WestBow Press
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Rebecca Scaglione (Love at First Book)
“If you ever write a story about our family, just make sure I’m dead” -Mom

Missing the Mark: A Target Child Speaks by Keith Hoerner is filled with vignettes about Keith’s life, focusing on the physical abuse he received from his mother and his recovery from alcoholism.

For instance, one short clip discusses how Keith’s Catholic mother turned to him and wondered why the Pope did not allow birth control, making it clear that if she was allowed birth control, that some of her children would never hav...more
Robin Tidwell
“Drawing from the text The Wounded Storyteller, this creative nonfiction witness recounts a dysfunctional upbringing within the structure of what Arthur W. Frank purports as The Chaos Narrative.

“Author Keith Hoerner writes this piece to reclaim himself, to find his voice from beneath an antagonist who made him mute. Surprisingly, in shaping the fractured pieces of his so-called life, he also discovers the existence of varied selves along the way (not only the ever-present lover but the admitted...more
Jeff Eklund
Moving, emotional, adn a personally life-changing book as I was taught by Keith and am a personal friend of this amazing writer. I cannot stress the importance of this read. If you know anyone who has been a vcistim, continues to be a victim, or if you are a victim or child of alcoholism, this is a book to seek out. Very short, very moving, totally unforgettable.
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Aug 02, 2014 Keith T. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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