Everybody Knew

❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ Everybody Knew Author Michael Clemenger – E17streets4all.co.uk 'Holding me around the waist he drew me close to him And which of us do you prefer Michael You can tell me it won't get back to Brother Price' Michael Clemenger was handed over as a baby to the unlovi 'Holding me around the waist he drew me close to him And which of us do you prefer Michael You can tell me it won't get back to Brother Price' Michael Clemenger was handed over as a baby to the unloving care of a religious run children's home Aged eight he was transferred to St Joseph's Industrial SchoolChosen as their 'favourite' by two Christian Brothers Michael endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of both men Brother Price struck at night while Brother Roberts took pleasure in a weekly bathtime ritual Although everybody at the institution knew even the two Brothers' 'protection' did not save Michael from merciless beatings by other sadistic men charged with his careDespite the unbelievable trauma of his early life Michael emerged unbroken and determined to make something of himself Everybody Knew is a story of remarkable spirit and courage.Everybody Knew


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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Everybody Knew
  • Michael Clemenger
  • English
  • 02 March 2015
  • 9780091946692

10 thoughts on “Everybody Knew

  1. says:

    'Everybody Knew' is the true story of the abuse suffered by Michael Clemenger in his early years by the very people who were trusted with his care The appalling multi faceted neglect he received will shock all readers to the core; what worsens the story is knowing that much of the abuse was instrumented and ignored by Catholic bodiesMichael's story starts with him at a young age Throughout the story he writes with great emotion about his desire to find his place in the world He's a strong determined boy who despite the world being against him pushes on with hope courage and determinationA shockingly emotional read

  2. says:

    i have just finished this book and have found it very thought provoking the title really says it all i have read many books on the issue of child abuse in ireland this one i found to be uite different It places the blame on the ordinary people of the time who knew full well what was going on in the industrial schools and yet elected to do nothing He describes very well the abuse and the way of life in the industrial school in this axe in tralee What i found much thought provoking was the time immediately after he left school with no knowledge of the outside world or how to function in society I found this thought provoking in a very different ways it is also very readable and worth a read

  3. says:

    Wasn't very keen on this book bored me towards the end Just seemed even tho he said he was unlucky he seemed to have luck than anyone else that has gone through terrible things like that Getting jobs and places to stay etc Sad story but not sure on this one

  4. says:

    The last chapter was unnecessary and dragged on

  5. says:

    Harrowing but necessary So personal yet very relevant In awe and impressed that he was able to write this

  6. says:

    A heart rending true story well written and edited Everybody should read this book

  7. says:

    I read it in one day it's been a long time since I read a book that uick I couldn't put it down

  8. says:

    a very inspirational book on one boys struggle through abuse of every kind

  9. says:

    How to read this book from goodreads? Anyone please tell me

  10. says:

    These books are so sad and make you want to cry and scream Ah they are perfectly written and it's horrible to think that this happens

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