When Rabbit Howls

When Rabbit Howls


Introduction by: Robert A. Phillips

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425183311
  • 400 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult

Overview

When Truddi Chase began therapy she was already building a successful career, a marriage, and a family. But what she was seeking most were explanations for her extreme anxiety, mood swings, and periodic blackouts. What finally emerged from the four-year sessions was terrifying: Truddi Chase’s mind and body were inhabited by the Troopsninety-two individual voices that had rescued her from a shattering childhood of violent, ritualized sexual abuse by her stepfather that began when she was only two. For years the Troops created a world where she could hide from the pain, and be shielded from the truth. It was a world Truddi Chase didn’t even know existed, until she and her therapist took a journey to where the nightmare began.

Challenging every preconceived notion of the human mind, When Rabbit Howls is made all the more remarkable in that it was written by the Troops themselvesTruddi Chase’s story is told by the very alter-egos who stayed with her, watched over her, and protected her. What they reveal is a spellbinding descent into a personal helland an ultimate, triumphant deliverance for the woman they became.

Praise

“A fascinating book…unusual and very emotionally touching.” Dr. Cornelia Wilbur, the psychiatrist who treated Sybil

“Perhaps the most extraordinary victim of multiple personalities on record. A nightmarish story the reader cannot easily forget.” The Chicago Tribune

“Horrifying, compelling…a shocking tale…extremely disturbing.” Psychology Today

“An extraordinary story. [When Rabbit Howls] is the reconstruction, through therapy, of the lost life of a woman so…abused by her stepfather that her only defense down the years was to shatter into the Troops…no fewer than 92 different and autonomous personalities.” The Guardian (London)

“Remarkable…alarmingly real and courageous.” Toronto Sun

“Fascinating, provocative reading.” Library Journal

“The first book authored by a multiple personality…When Rabbit Howls is a document that breaks the silence…a searing indictment of the crime of child sexual abuse…a truly moving and thought-provoking work…an uplifting, inspiring story of a survivor.” Sojourner: The Women’s Forum

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