The House of Forgetting

The House of Forgetting

A Novel

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Abducted at the age of seven and taken to the home of respected writer and academic Thomas Blacker, GLoria Santos is confined in the basement for the next twenty-three years by a man who assumes the role of father, lover, teacher, and abusive captor

Blackwell North Amer
In The House of Forgetting, seven-year-old Gloria Santos is taken by Thomas Blacker from the barrio of El Paso, Texas, to Chicago. There, in the home of the respected writer and academic, Gloria is raised to be a refined, educated young woman with an appreciation of literature, music, and fine cooking. For more than twenty years she is confined to Blacker's house and only occasionally allowed in the garden he so meticulously keeps.
As she reaches adulthood, Gloria grows more and more aware that her situation is unacceptable, and she finds herself confronting her future and the man who has shaped her past. She struggles to distinguish between love and obsession, between gratitude and obligation, and, ultimately, between betrayal and self-preservation. Naive, frightened, and caught between a world she hates and one she does not know, Gloria must summon all her courage and moral strength or risk losing the life she longs for.
Benjamin Saenz offers a haunting psychological drama that examines one woman's search for her identity and explores what it means to have freedom.

Baker
& Taylor

Abducted at the age of seven and taken to the home of respected writer and academic Thomas Blacker, Gloria Santos is confined in the basement for the next twenty-three years by a man who assumes the role of father, lover, teacher, and abusive captor. Tour.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060187385
0060187387
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 25 cm

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