Book: Home Street Home - The Virginia Beach Chronicles by Georgia Saunders
categories: Book, Homeless Women, Abusive Relationships, Forced Prostitution, Shelters, Homeless Camps, Homelessness
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Georgia Saunders about this book: I wrote this novel over the course of three years while I was homeless. It is a fictional treatment of homelessness depicting the reality of the mean streets from the perspective of a middle class woman who finds herself having to learn to survive out there. A jeopardy story in plotline, the tale takes us with Ella as she treks through community scenes at the shelters, dining halls and woodland campgrounds learning the hard lessons of survival. The victim of a predator who takes control of her camp, and attacked by the other homeless campers, Ella spirals down into vengeful anger until a fateful occurrence in the woods reveals the secrets of her soul.
This raw no-holds-barred account of homeless life is like no other book you have ever read on the subject. The authors writing skill lets us live through the experience, see and feel its pain and degradation as if we ourselves are huddled under a blanket in a leaky tent in the woods on a rainy day.
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