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Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard - Until Someone Listened: Three Voices No One Heard - Until Someone Listened [Kindle Edition]

Torey Hayden
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‘Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can’t give many people. She isn’t valuable, she’s incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden.’ – Boston Globe

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From the author of the phenomenal Sunday Times bestsellers ‘One Child’ and ‘Ghost Girl’, comes a startling and poignant memoir of three people's victimisation and abuse – and their heartbreaking but ultimately successful steps to recovery, with the help of Torey Hayden, an extraordinary teacher.

Two children trapped in a prison of silence and a woman suffering in the twilight of her years – these are the cases that would test the extraordinary courage, compassion and skill of Torey Hayden and ultimately reaffirm her faith in the indomitable strength of the human spirit.

While working in the children’s psychiatric ward of a large hospital, Torey was introduced to seven-year-old Cassandra, a child who had been kidnapped by her father and was found dirty, starving and picking though rubbish bins to survive. She refused to speak, so Torey could only imagine what she’d been through. Drake, by contrast, was a charismatic four-year-old who managed to participate fully in his pre-school class without uttering a single word. Then, there was Gerda, eighty-two, who had suffered a massive stroke and was unwilling to engage in conversation with anyone. Although Torey had never worked with adults, she agreed to help when all other efforts had failed.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 449 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (29 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B4FD8DQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,010 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and a special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of bestselling books. She currently lives and writes in North Wales.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sound of Silence 16 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
The three people featured in this book have very disparate needs, yet all are bound by a common thread - silence in varying degrees. Cassandra, 9 was kidnapped by her father when she was 5. Two years after being kidnapped, she was found foraging in garbage cans outside of a small store. She was then returned to her mother, sisters and stepfather. Violent outbursts and erratic behavior led to her being admitted to an in-patient unit. While on the unit, Cassandra's behavior includes lying. She was also described as being able to identify others' weak spots and use them. Her behavior had reached such a critical point on the ward where she was spending much of her time in "lockdown" or seclusion, especially after she accused staff of molestation and harped on molestation themes to another child who had no known history of abuse. Efforts to separate Cassandra from the other child became part of her treatment, as did identifying feelings; naming the real abusers; defining boundaries and setting limits and helping her piece her memories together lead Cassandra to greater progress.
Gerda, 82 suffered from a stroke which affected her ability to speak. When she did speak, it was of her memories of living during the early 20th century; the loss of several siblings and the countryside as she remembered from her peripatetic travels in girlhood. Records from the local census bureau confirm her accounts; Gerda's progress is spurred even further by this additional interest.
Four-year-old Drake also has speech issues. Like Gerda, his condition was purely physical. A congenital vocal cord condition affected his ability to produce words and use his mouth muscles for activities such as blowing bubbles and licking ice cream.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A feast 3 Feb 2006
Format:Hardcover
I love Torey Hayden's books. I have read everything she has ever written and am hungry for more. Although the themes of her books are much of a muchness, every one of them comes across as fresh and new. She has a way of drawing you into her stories and making you feel a part of her experiences. As the parent of a special needs child myself (my son has Asperger's Syndrome) I can empathise a lot with what she encounters. I just wish we could have had someone like her in our lives!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC READ 29 Aug 2006
Format:Hardcover
I do not agree with the last reviewer's rather harsh comments. Many of Torey Hayden's readers work in similar environments and respect the work she does.

Torey has had great success with all the children she has worked with and is very experienced in her field.

I have read most of the books by Torey Hayden with great interest and respect her choice to bring to the world's attention the suffering of abused children. It may be a disturbing read but no confidences are broken. Maybe it is Torey's individual and brave approach she takes towards the children which ensures her continued success as a therapist and an author.

I recommend this book and previous books by Torey to any reader and promise you once you start reading them you will want to read all her books.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Children by Torey Hayden 13 Mar 2007
By E. Dale VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
As usual the author keeps you gripped from page one as she tries to help the 3 different people in this book, from a little boy who it is finally found has problems causing his mutism to an old lady who remembers her childhood and her younger sister dying from eating opium which their mother had stored away...this book is unputdownable and highly recommended.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Children 5 Jan 2006
Format:Hardcover
I have just finished reading this book and was as equalled engrossed in it as I was with One Child and Tiger's Child.
Truly remarkable read and am now about to purchase my next one.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sound of Silence - Resounding Silence 8 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
The three people featured in this book have very disparate needs, yet all are bound by a common thread - silence in varying degrees. Cassandra, 9 was kidnapped by her father when she was 5. Two years after being kidnapped, she was found foraging in garbage cans outside of a small store. She was then returned to her mother, sisters and stepfather. Violent outbursts and erratic behavior led to her being admitted to an in-patient unit. While on the unit, Cassandra's behavior includes lying. She was also described as being able to identify others' weak spots and use them. Her behavior had reached such a critical point on the ward where she was spending much of her time in "lockdown" or seclusion, especially after she accused staff of sexual molestation and harped on molestation themes to another child who had no known history of sexual abuse. Efforts to separate Cassandra from the other child became part of her treatment, as did identifying feelings; naming the real abusers; defining boundaries and setting limits and helping her piece her memories together lead Cassandra to greater progress.

Gerda, 82 suffered from a stroke which affected her ability to speak. When she did speak, it was of her memories of living during the early 20th century; the loss of several siblings and the countryside as she remembered from her peripatetic travels in girlhood. Records from the local census bureau confirm her accounts; Gerda's progress is spurred even further by this additional interest.

Four-year-old Drake also has speech issues. Like Gerda, his condition was purely physical. A congenital vocal cord condition affected his ability to produce words and use his mouth muscles for activities such as blowing bubbles and licking ice cream.
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fantastic book really tugged at my heart strings in places .I could picture the people in my head and felt very attached to them
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Torey is such a true strong person who we learn so much about in her writing of others, it helps to understand the differences in people and once you start reading you can't stop... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
loved this book amazing person, good read and would recommend tory hayden books to anyone would of liked a better ending as seemed to end abruptly
Published 3 months ago by Janie
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as ever tory Hayden has you hooked from the start, would recommend to anyone really as once you read on e of her nooks you will want to read them all x
Published 6 months ago by stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Just like her other books I've read. Absolutely brilliant.

She is a very clear writer, and very gripping.

One of my favourite authors
Published 7 months ago by Woolybabe
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked
Liked this book too I seem to read most of Torey Haden's stories I find them interesting as I had a bad child hood and went from the "Frying pan into the Fire"
Published 9 months ago by Helen & Alastair
5.0 out of 5 stars What a writer
I love Torey's books as they are down to earth and very difficult to put down. A must have book.
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