The Ropes That Bind

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About the author:
Tracy Stopler is the Enough Abuse Campaign Coordinator at The Safe Center on Long Island, New York. She has been an advocate for special victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. Tracy earned her Master's Degree in Nutrition from New York University and is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. She has published extensively in the scientific literature on nutrition and exercise. Tracy is a member of Women's Fiction Writers Association. The Ropes That Bind is her debut novel.

The Ropes That Bind

Based on a True Story of Child Sexual Abuse

Authored by Tracy Stopler
Edition: 1

Tracy Stopler's debut novel, THE ROPES THAT BIND, received the 2017 Independent Press Award for "Distinguished Favorite" in the category of Women's Fiction.

When nine-year-old Tali Stark from the Bronx stops to give directions to "The Man" in a white limousine, she unwittingly puts herself on a trajectory to emotional and spiritual turmoil that will take her decades to rise above. Blaming herself for the heinous crime that happened because she didn't "go straight to school," Tali is bound by invisible chains of secrecy, shame, and self-imposed isolation. Her harrowing and illuminating journey to recovery begins in her twenties with the support of her mentor, Dr. Daniel Benson, with whom she experiences deep love and then heartbreak. Feeling lost, Tali travels to Israel where Kabbalah sparks her spiritualism, and then to Africa where an arduous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro ignites a newfound feeling of empowerment. Only when Tali goes back to the Bronx and learns that her unreported crime scene has become the site of a rehabilitation center, does she understand that there is one more road to travel prior to reaching freedom.

Publication Date:
1533381119 / 9781533381118
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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