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Summary

Twisted Roots of Evil details the authors journey from her abusive upbringing in the rural south to survival at the turn of the millennium. As a child, Susan Kesegich and her sisters suffered extreme neglect, sexual, mental and physical abuse. Their father raped them and they watched him tie their mother to a tree, light a fire beneath her, and shoot at her. Marrying at the tender age of 14 to escape the horror, Susan found herself in a marriage that rivaled her mothers for physical abuse. Six years later, she, too, was divorced, poor, uneducated, and lost. Although her life changed when she met her current husband, it was through the victimization of her father's second family that she ultimately found closure. With the help of Susan, her father was sentenced to life in prison for the abuse he committed against his second family.

This is a story that is heart wrenching but at the same time uplifting. This is a story that needed to be told. It details Susan's remarkable journey that captures the essence of survival in a dynamic, contemporary world. It tells everyone you can start out in this world with everything stacked against you but with pride, determination, and perseverance you can make a difference.

©1999 Susan Kesegich (P)2014 Susan Kesegich

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