Little Lorraine: A Terrible Secret – Edward White

In the Summer of 1993, eighteen-year-old Lorraine walked through the front door of her parents’ home for what she hoped was the last time. Heavily pregnant, she was kicked into the stomach by her mother and several days later gave birth to a stillborn child. This was just one of a series of horrific physical and sexual assaults Lorraine suffered as a child and this book attempts to piece together the fragments. Lorraine tells how she was abused daily by her own brother and then watched helplessly while several of her other sisters, including a 4-year-old, were raped as well. When she called a neighbour for help, that was just the beginning of a long nightmare that led to one of the most appalling travesties of justice ever witnessed in the history of the Irish state. Lorraine’s determination to seek justice exposed a dark underbelly of Garda corruption, and her astonishing true story of survival is an inspirational tale of courage in the face of unspeakable cruelty.

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