THE BROKEN GIRL
Anna, a pregnant 29-year old Connecticut social worker is on a home visit gone wrong. Abducted by the child’s convict father, she faces a terrifying decision: to keep driving with the enraged man’s gun pointed to her head or do the unthinkable-attempt to escape rape and save her life and her unborn child by crashing her car.
If only things were that simple.
Complications from the accident threaten the lives of Anna and her baby. Faced with death and surrounded by her crazy and complicated family, Anna is placed in a medically induced sleep where she faces the haunting dysfunctional childhood she’s tried so hard to forget.
Abandoned by her Vietnam Veteran father, young Anna lives under the ruling thumb of her mentally ill grandmother-a woman on the edge of bipolar and borderline personality disorder. Anna’s mother, incapable of being the mom Anna needs, splits her time between boyfriends, popping pills and under Grandma’s psychotic control. Things at home take a dramatic turn when Anna’s Aunt Sally is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Anna’s grandfather; devastated by the news of his youngest daughter’s cancer has a stroke. After Grandpa’s death, Anna meets Fanny- Grandpa’s long lost 83-year-old spitfire sister who reveals a shocking family secret. While young Anna fears for her safety and sanity, adult Anna fights to survive and save her baby. Mixed with present day family drama as Anna’s family fights by her bedside-the past and the present come together as adult Anna discovers her own strength by letting go of her painful past and finds her own happy ending.
The Broken Girl is a universal story about forgiveness. Set in the eighties, nineties and present day-this fresh take on a coming of age novel questions the role one’s childhood has on the adults we become.
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