Po Man's Child

Po Man s Child After sustaining a serious injury during an S M scene Po Childs checks herself into a psychiatric hospital where she recalls her life s most memorable incidents and unconventional relatives After a p

  • Title: Po Man's Child
  • Author: Marci Blackman
  • ISBN: 9780916397593
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • After sustaining a serious injury during an S M scene, Po Childs checks herself into a psychiatric hospital where she recalls her life s most memorable incidents and unconventional relatives After a poignant exploration of her family s curses and blessings, Po allows the healing process to begin.

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    1. It has been said the sins of the parents sometimes come to rest on the back of the children; that in order to shake free of past tragedies, one must fully face them and accept the lessons they aim to teach. Based on my reading of Po Man’s Child by Marci Blackman, I understand the validity of dealing with family history in order to fully move on and achieve a better sense of self.The book travels back and forth through time as Po’s family legacy is revealed. The action of an ancestor is thoug [...]

    2. Randomly picked up from little free library. Story switched back and forth from 1970s to 1990s telling of a family's deeply painful experiences related to mental health, substance abuse, and their relationships with one another. Intense and engaging.

    3. Often as I read books I think to myself, "how do they write like that?" This book was a dark, hard, yet amazing read. It is difficult to read without your own particular bias. The dysfunction of the Childs family is heartwrenching. How can you name your child Po and expect them to thrive? Po, Bobby, and Onya's story is so tragically sad it is hard for me to wrap my brain around someone being able to come up with this story do you do that? The writing is amazing. There are so many stories in this [...]

    4. This is a very haunting, disturbing book that will always stay with me. Despite it's hard to handle nature at times, it was so truthful and so real that I can even imagine it as being a memoir. the characters are all so highly developed and have such deep backstories. I read this book about three times over when I first got it around ten years ago. Despite the dark nature, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading stories with thorough character development and honest portrayals of [...]

    5. I'm really glad I read this. It was really fucking good and sometimes it's important to read things that are super painful, and this book is an example of one of those times. The way all the pain and violence came together at the end broke my heart--no easy resolution, but a small sense of closure, and a realization that shit is going to keep being this hard. I'm thankful this book exists, and also it felt like being bruised. Which is appropriate. And necessary.

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