Cut by Cathy Glass audiobook

Cut

By Cathy Glass
Read by Denica Fairman

HarperNonFiction 9780007280971
8.76 Hours 1
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Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. A sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl, Dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful that even she could not remember it. During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy’s baby’s cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks—which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it’s not my fault in her sleep one night. Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school and struggling to make friends. More worryingly, she finds her room empty one night and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past. When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realizes that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn’s mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of five and nine, and Cathy soon realizes that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.

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Summary

Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. A sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl, Dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful that even she could not remember it.

During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy’s baby’s cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks—which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it’s not my fault in her sleep one night.

Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school and struggling to make friends. More worryingly, she finds her room empty one night and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past.

When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realizes that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn’s mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of five and nine, and Cathy soon realizes that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.

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Author Bio: Cathy Glass

Author Bio: Cathy Glass

Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for more than twenty-five years, during which time she has looked after more than one hundred children of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. She has written more than a dozen books, including the bestselling memoirs CutHidden, and Mummy Told Me Not to Tell.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English