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Mea Culpa: A Plea Of Innocence (PB) (2022)

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9781039137462
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A powerful memoir that dives deep into the childhood and psyche of the author, Mea Culpa: A Plea of Innocence chronicles the lifelong struggle of a boy-and later a man-to gain his parents' approval. Longing particularly to ease his mother's ever-present pain, he carries a misplaced guilt into every aspect-and relationship-of his life.

In a series of vignettes, the reader is transported back in time to a small mountain village in post-war Italy. Amidst ruins and famine, a young family grapples with poverty. Growing up in such dire circumstances, the only coping strategy for the young boy is to imagine himself as a Roman centurion in command of an army. Adding to his stress is a mother who constantly draws him into a relationship that requires blind devotion and cruel sacrifice. Her craftiness and guilt-inducing methods are revealed in detail, making this a suspenseful narrative about survival.

Written for readers who seek to understand why they are burdened with shame, Mea Culpa: A Plea of Innocence invites them into the courtroom of the author's life, where they become judge and jury. Passionate, moving, and thought-provoking, this memoir will hold readers' attention to the final page.
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Author:
Bruno Cocorocchio
Editor:
Sandra Moffat
ISBN 10:
1039137466
Pages:
228
Publisher:
FriesenPress
Publication Date:
March 18, 2022
Binding:
Paperback
Weight:
0.65lbs