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Visiting Grandma by Debra L. Stang

Visiting Grandma

by Debra L. Stang

136 pages
A gay teenager struggles to overcome sexual abuse.

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Category: Fiction:Drama
About the Book

Thirteen year old Danny Bowman thinks his life is crap. His grandmother has Alzheimer's disease. His mother's a drunk. The kids in his class tease him because he's gay. And his mother's latest boyfriend, Mark, has started coming on to him.

Danny has always been confident in his ability to survive abuse. After all, he's been doing it practically from birth. But as Mark drags him deeper into a web of physical and sexual brutality, Danny's thoughts turn from survival to self-destruction.

If he is to find the strength to defeat Mark, he must dig deep into his family's troubled history and into his own tormented mind. And he must do the hardest thing of all: take a chance on trusting another human being just one more time.


Tautly written in first person with well-developed characters, Debra Stang powerfully etches a story conveying a powerful message. No matter how grim life is, don't ever give up hope for a better tomorrow.
- Wendy Dunn, award-winning author of Dear Heart, How Like You This?
Talented author Debra L. Stang writes from the heart in this tragic tale of things that too often are found in the newspapers. Recommended to any reader looking for more than just entertainment.
- Anne K. Edwards, author of Death on Delivery, writing for eBook Reviews Weekly
This is a beautiful, disturbing story of a truly unforgettable boy.
- Elaine Broome
Visiting Grandma is a heart-wrenching tale of one boy's struggle with sexual abuse and his grandmother's final attempt to protect her grandson.
- Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews


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About the Author
Debra L. Stang Debra is a freelance writer and a medical social worker with a background in working with victims of trauma. She is currently employed at a nursing facility specializing in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease. She lives in Kansas with her three spoiled cats.



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