Survival

Survival This memoir is about a lad born illegitimate in northeast England in taken to western Ireland when five years old brought back to England when he was nine beaten and battered by his father thr

  • Title: Survival
  • Author: John Fahey
  • ISBN: 9781329429178
  • Page: 247
  • Format: ebook
  • This memoir is about a lad born illegitimate in northeast England in 1944, taken to western Ireland when five years old, brought back to England when he was nine, beaten and battered by his father throughout his teenage years calling him a bastard He struggled to survive with memories of Ireland, his trust in his Catholic faith, the help of kind people and relatives, andThis memoir is about a lad born illegitimate in northeast England in 1944, taken to western Ireland when five years old, brought back to England when he was nine, beaten and battered by his father throughout his teenage years calling him a bastard He struggled to survive with memories of Ireland, his trust in his Catholic faith, the help of kind people and relatives, and his love of chemistry His determination to read and learn, to escape, his struggle with despair, going through major crises, a growing awareness of his sexual identity under legal intolerance, taking on challenges, led him on to a prestigous university and finally migration to America.

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      Published :2018-06-10T21:04:05+00:00

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    1. I would give this book more than 5 stars if I could. I absolutely loved it. It is a moving memoir of a boy's determination to rise above his abusive, poor childhood in post-WWII England. The writing is excellent and the author's story will stay with you long after you've finished the book.

    2. "Survival" is a heart wrenching memoir of a young man determined to succeed in life and love.The author and his siblings are subjected to shocking physical and verbal abuse from their father, who calls John "a bastard." However, he is determined to obtain a degree in chemistry, despite his father's insistence he leave school early.The author holds onto his dreams, enduring many setbacks, including a horrific accident that leaves his face badly scarred.This book will inspire many others on their [...]

    3. Got to start by saying I don't usually read or particularly enjoy autobiographies but when the author asked me to review this I said I would. I'm glad I did as this is the story of a child who survived adversity, survived rejection and survived being ostracised by a prejudiced society.John Fahey was routinely beaten by his alcoholic father, beaten because he wanted the money from his paper round, beaten because he wanted to get an education and beaten just for the sake of it. Rather than letting [...]

    4. A Sad Yet Triumphant StoryHard to understand why an adult could be as cruel as this boy’s father. I enjoyed reading this bio as I came from a similar background but without the violent father. The book could have been better edited as it seems to get bogged down with too much detail describing step by step procedures in tests he performed working in the industrial laboratory where he was employed after high school. Also constantly injecting his sexual preference got a little boring after a whi [...]

    5. A truly sad book about child abuse and neglect. John Fahey suffered from the effects of his father's alcoholism and child abuse most of his entire childhood. Proving to be a brilliant student and scholar, John overcomes these abuses and puts his heart and soul into his studies. He goes on to get a Ph.D. My only complaint about the book is it gets really technical and bogs down for the average reader. The ending is very bizarre. Just drops off like someone has told Mr. Fahey to hurry up as they'r [...]

    6. Survival but not victory?This book made me both angry and sorrowful. I cannot imagine a childhood like Fahey's. I also cannot understand why he didn't work harder to protect himself and his younger siblings, especially in his adult years. Certainly by the time he came to America there were child abuse laws in the UK. I hope his father got what was coming to him. We will never know, now.😢

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