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Broken Sleep (The Widening Gyre #1)

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Can you escape a past you never knew?

Four hardworking professionals live the good life–until one falls into a hole in a Vancouver street. As the world’s colors change, each man grapples with shadows of war as Jane tumbles into the abyss of the Disappeared.

Paul and Zack, thrown together by what may be Jane’s last testament, are hardly excited about cooperating with each oth
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Paperback, 485 pages
Published June 1st 2014 by Stars Above, Stars Below Press (first published December 22nd 2005)
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Katje van Loon
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
A harrowing exposé of abuse...hard to read, as someone who's lived through it. But a necessary book -- if you've ever wondered why a victim of abuse stays with their abuser, this book might shed some light on that for you.

What I liked most about this book is the abandonment of an obsession with perfectly likeable characters. Each character has their flaws, their personality points that made me recoil, but it did not stop me from rooting for them. It did not stop me from caring about them.

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Eva van Loon
This book was published in 2014, not 2005. It is the first book, set in 1995, in *The Widening Gyre Trilogy*. The second book in the trilogy is *La Chiripa*, set in 2000. Yet to come is *Pale Criminal*. A slim companion volume, *White Birds: dreams for dancers*, presents five dreams, each with an accompanying poem, which together illustrate a woman's progress with dealing with abusive, even psychopathic behavior, from victim to warrior.

That's one of the major themes of the trilogy (so far), alt
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Carroll Straus
Jun 20, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fybromyiga sufferers,md divorce surcvivors, abused women... and most humans!
I know Eva so I learned a LOT--I learned that many of us who were abused yet cannot return it--or turn our rage on anyone else, because we genuinely cannot bear to hurt others, end up having it returned to us by those we love.

And it's also a good book!!!
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