Written in the aftermath of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, "Remember... Sydney" is both a poignant testimony and a story of hope for all victims of organisations that exercise a high level of mind control over their members.
A must-read for everyone.
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Claire, 21 years old and newly married, grew up in Lausanne in a family of Jehovah's Witnesses. She could be happy, but unusual events spoil her life as a couple. Jérémie, her husband, tries to help her, but finds himself powerless to deal with his wife's problems.
The young woman would have liked to find support from her mother, but her blind faith in the creed of her religion prevents her from helping her daughter properly. She has been remarried to Raymond, a Belgian Jehovah's Witness, after Claire's father left when she was seven. Her stepfather's activities are mysterious, but does he really have something to hide?
She finds support in two people: Isabelle, her childhood friend, with whom she has planned a trip, and Éloïse, her work colleague, who makes her reason about her beliefs and encourages her not to put blind trust in men.
Two tragic events will once again turn her life upside down and separate her from those who are most dear to her. She will also experience the pain of rejection.
Éléonore, a psychotherapist, and Anna, who practices gentle hypnosis, will go in search of the events of her past that she has forgotten and that certainly explain the inferno of her present life.
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