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When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase
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While non-fiction, this book may forever be canonized in my library alongside the likes of Perfume and Cement Garden. The central character – mostly referred to as “the woman” – was horrifically abused in every way imaginable by her stepfather from age 3 to 14. This non-fiction account of the beginning of her treatment with a psychologist is actually written by the “Troup” of personalities that live within her and who were born out of her abuse. They’ve helped her cope with her abuse by protecting her from the knowledge of it, and this is the story of the woman’s Troup introducing themselves to her and revealing to her what she’s endured. This is an older book, and the Troup came to their physician with the intent that telling their story would help him – not only treat Trudi – but inform how he teaches his students and treats other patients who were victims of child abuse. After reading it, I can only assume that it has been an important work in understanding multiple personality and dissociative disorder. I’m not sure anyone could claim to “enjoy” it, but it is an excellent read if this is your taste.

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Reading Progress

April 15, 2018 – Shelved
June 9, 2018 – Started Reading
June 9, 2018 –
page 1
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June 9, 2018 –
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7.75%
June 9, 2018 –
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34.25%
June 10, 2018 –
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37.5%
June 11, 2018 –
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39.25%
June 11, 2018 –
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51.0%
June 11, 2018 –
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53.5%
June 12, 2018 –
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57.5%
June 13, 2018 –
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61.25%
June 14, 2018 –
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68.0%
June 15, 2018 –
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72.25%
June 18, 2018 –
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78.75%
June 18, 2018 –
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82.25%
June 19, 2018 –
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84.0%
June 19, 2018 – Finished Reading

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