Shaped by Silence

Stories from Inmates of the Good Shepherd Laundries and Reformatories

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Rie Croll

The powerful stories of five survivors from Canada, Australia, and Ireland whose lives where shaped by forced confinement in Magdalene laundries and other institutions operated by the Roman Catholic Order of Sisters of the Good Shepherd. In these institutions, women and girls became a coerced workforce. While intimately capturing the dark and enduring after-effects of ill-treatment, the narratives also describe survivors’ efforts to heal and rebuild their lives. Their stories shine a light on a systemic pattern of abuse and cruelty and call for full acknowledgement of their suffering.

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EnglishPaperback6 x 9C$29.95288