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❮Reading❯ ➸ She Left Me the Gun Author Emma Brockes – Sharkmotorcyclehelmets.co.uk A chilling work of psychological suspense and forensic memoir She Left Me the Gun is a tale of true transformation the story of a young woman who reinvented herself so completely that her previous lifA chilling work of psychological suspense and forensic memoir She Left Me the Gun is a tale of true transformation the story of a young woman who reinvented herself so completely that her previous life seemed simply to vanish and of a daughter who transcends her mother’s fears and reclaims an abandoned past “One day I will tell you the story of my life” promises Emma Brockes’s mother “and you will be amazed” Brockes grew up hearing only pieces of her mother’s past—stories of a rustic childhood in South Africa glimpses of a bohemian youth in London—and yet knew that crucial facts were still in the dark A mystery to her friends and family Paula was clearly a strong self invented woman; glamorous no nonsense and freuently out of place in their uaint English village In awe of Paula’s larger than life personality Brockes never asked why her mother emigrated to England or why she never returned to South Africa; never uestioned the source of her mother’s strange fears or tremendous strengths Looking to unearth the truth after Paula’s death Brockes begins a da.

Ngerous journey into the land—and the life—her mother fled from years before Brockes soon learns that Paula’s father was a drunk megalomaniac who terrorized Paula and her seven half siblings for years After finally mustering the courage to take her father to court Paula is horrified to see the malevolent man vindicated of all charges As Brockes discovers this crushing defeat left Paula with a choice take her own life or promise herself never to be intimidated or unhappy again Ultimately she chooses life and happiness by booking one way passage to London—but not before shooting her father five times and failing to kill him Smuggling the fateful gun through English customs would be Paula’s first triumph in her new life She Left Me the Gun carries Brockes to South Africa to meet her seven aunts and uncles weighing their stories against her mother’s silences Brockes learns of the violent pathologies and racial propaganda in which her grandfather was inculcated sees the mine shafts and train yards where he worked as an itinerant mechanic and finds in buried government.

left pdf She Left epub Me the ebok Left Me the pdf She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBNgerous journey into the land—and the life—her mother fled from years before Brockes soon learns that Paula’s father was a drunk megalomaniac who terrorized Paula and her seven half siblings for years After finally mustering the courage to take her father to court Paula is horrified to see the malevolent man vindicated of all charges As Brockes discovers this crushing defeat left Paula with a choice take her own life or promise herself never to be intimidated or unhappy again Ultimately she chooses life and happiness by booking one way passage to London—but not before shooting her father five times and failing to kill him Smuggling the fateful gun through English customs would be Paula’s first triumph in her new life She Left Me the Gun carries Brockes to South Africa to meet her seven aunts and uncles weighing their stories against her mother’s silences Brockes learns of the violent pathologies and racial propaganda in which her grandfather was inculcated sees the mine shafts and train yards where he worked as an itinerant mechanic and finds in buried government.

10 thoughts on “She Left Me the Gun

  1. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBAlthough the author expresses herself well the book needs editing Too many events are thrown in in an unclear fashion The author’s family is large and I could not keep everyone straight other than the author’s mother’s seven half siblings at least when they were identified with their given name A “mother” is spoken of and you wonder is that the author’s mother or her mother’s mother orwhich mother? There are wives and cousins and friends and enemies galore Few had the same opinion about a given event The


  2. Julia Julia says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBNot exactly the work of chilling suspense promised in the blurb but that's OK What I enjoyed about this book was the way in which the author conveyed that disconcerting feeling that your parents are both people you know and at the same time historical characters with a whole life before you existed


  3. Karol Karol says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBThis was a difficult book to read on several levels First it describes the worst imaginable situation for children in a highly dysfunctional family; there were many things in it that just plain made me sickStyle wise the book jumped around a bit as the author embarked on a journey of discovery about her mother's life before having a husband and child of her own There were so many different people involved in the story and so many different accounts of what happened that


  4. Kate Kate says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBFull disclosure I received an ARC through the Vine program Before that I had marked this one as 'to read' but the chances of that happening were minimal had I not received a free copyI thought I was done with memoirs; they had all been following the same dusty and worn path through the same family dysfunctions the same foreign vistas the same unhappy marriages The same redemption through therapy or backpacking or child rearing or organic farming It must be difficult writing one's memoirs I thought Sorting through all of those memories digging up all of that pain only to have some old lady like me who devours three books a week finish yours feeling bored and listless because frankly lady or dude you have no problems that aren't mirrored in one of my family members let alone fifteen other memoirs currently in print and sitting on the


  5. Vicky "phenkos" Vicky "phenkos" says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBI became interested in this book when I read a newspaper article by the author about her mother's death and how difficult she had found having to spend a night on her own in her deceased mother's house Despite lacking any belief in ghosts the soul or the afterlife I've had a very similar experience myself so when I found out Brockes had written a book about her late mother I couldn't wait to get my hands on itThe title is extremely interesting and intriguing 'She left me the gun' What kind of gun was that I wondered A real gun or a metaphorical one as when we mean to say


  6. Carol Carol says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBIt’s one of those memoirs that remind you why you liked memoirs in the first place back before every featherhead in your writers’ group was trying to peddle one NY Times Book ReviewMesmerizing with sharp and precise writing and a fascinating woman the author's mother at the center Skillfully avoids being excessively grim despite the subject matter


  7. Nicole Nicole says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBI'll preface by saying that I read the advanced uncorrected proof and a good edit might make a huge different but as it stands the description of a chilling work of psychological suspense is inaccurate This isn't a mystery or a crime novel it's a memoir and you understand early on exactly what happened Regardless of the misleading description I have mixed feelings about this book On one hand I love that Brockes is so awe struck by the strength that her mother had in leaving behind an abusive childhood to not only find her place as a strong woman in the world but to give her child a safe and loving home I think that each and every one of us is humbled by such acts of courage and would love to find an opportunity to pay tribute to the uiet heroes like Paula So for that I applaud BrockesHowever this book was as much tra


  8. Bettie Bettie says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBBOTWview spoilerBBC BLURB When journalist Emma Brockes was ten years old her mother Paula said One day I will tell you the story of my life and you will be amazed Growing up in a tranuil English village Emma knew very little of her mother's life before her She knew she had grown up in South Africa and had seven siblings She had been told stories about deadly snakes and hailstones the size of golf balls There was mention once of a trial But most of the past was a mysteryWhen her mother dies of cancer Emma by then a successful journalist at the Guardian feels the need to uncover her history She travels to South Africa to the extended family she has never met and unravels a daunting tale the events of which her mother had kept from her events that even amongst her mother's siblings were never discussedEmma Brockes' story of her moth


  9. Lauren Lauren says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUBBrockes' mother Pauline left South Africa as a young woman and it is not until Brockes is an adult and her mother has died that she finds out the full story of her mother's family In some ways this is an incredibly disturbing book Pauline's father was a violent and sexually abusive alchoholic and the stories about him are truly horrific But it is just as much about the ability to create a life worth living out even out of the most difficult of surroundings Also Brockes has a very light touch I found myself laughing a number of times though granted the hunour was very dark It's amazing what people live through An excellent book


  10. Laura Laura says:

    Kindle Emma Brockes ¼ ¼ She Left Me the Gun ePUB ´ She Left Kindle - Me the left pdf, She Left epub, Me the ebok, Left Me the pdf, She Left Me the Gun PDF/EPUB From BBC Radio Book of the WeekWarm and moving memoir in which the author uncovers dark family secretsBooks of the Times Family Ghosts Kept at Bay NYT review


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