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The Throwaway Child Elizabeth Kay Shaw

The Throwaway Child

Elizabeth Kay Shaw

Published May 10th 2013
ISBN : 9781478708254
Paperback
124 pages
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 About the Book 

Elizabeth Kay Shaw is a survivor. As the seventh child, she was born into a family that didnt want another baby and couldnt afford another mouth to feed. She spent her early childhood hiding in corners and trying to be invisible, which wasntMoreElizabeth Kay Shaw is a survivor. As the seventh child, she was born into a family that didnt want another baby and couldnt afford another mouth to feed. She spent her early childhood hiding in corners and trying to be invisible, which wasnt hard-no one noticed her for the most part. Elizabeth ran away from home over and over again, but at age 16, instead of the freedom she sought, she found herself in the seedy underworld of ghettos, drugs, and thugs, surrounded by pimps and prostitutes. In the years to follow, she was kidnapped, raped, tortured, abandoned, and left for dead. Homeless and alone for most of her life, barely making it through one harrowing episode after another, somehow Elizabeth survived. The Throwaway Child is her memoir, a story of anguish and pain but also of strength and courage-a story told as only one who has lived it can.