L'inceste : le silence sur un crime
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206 pages - mai 2013
Pascale Devos’ book packs a punch. Chillingly, it describes the author’s own experience, a cry of desperation in a world of cold, methodical and complicit silence. A salutary lesson aimed at those who see, yet turn their eyes away; those who destroy and despise. Today in France, there are two million victims of incest: 3% of our country’s population! In 70 to 85% of cases of sexual assault, the aggressor is known to the victim. And in one third of cases, it is the father. “Whatever you do, don’t tell Mummy. It would only upset her.” This injunction, delivered by her father the day he committed the irreparable act, has haunted the author’s nights throughout her entire life. Pascale Devos was only ten years old – an age of dreams and hopes. An age when you haven’t a care in the world... yet, this insidious, iniquitous order is more cutting than any blade, a moral and psychological torture more devastating than even the physical abuse experienced by victims of incest. This poignant testimony, L’Inceste. Le silence sur un crime, describes the struggle of a woman, a mother and a sister to make known the truth, often in the face of all odds. This book, which has a strong spiritual dimension, confronts the issue of the legal vacuum surrounding such cases, which mostly only come to light long after the events, with the implicit and obvious difficulties in proving what happened. It also nurtures the hope of adapting the penal code to recognise incest for what it is. Pascale Devos recounts her experiences with emotional restraint and great sensitivity, hiding nothing, revealing all — a therapeutic act that is vitally necessary and long overdue. Her revelations will take your breath away. But don’t turn away, as others did.
- Dimensions : 135x195x15
- ISBN : 9782204100052
- Poids : 235 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Jacques Pélissard