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Maude Julien works as a psychotherapist, specialising in mind and behavioural control, emotional manipulation and trauma, and conducts anthropological research among Indigenous Australians. She lives in Paris. Ursula Gauthier is a journalist at the French weekly magazine L'Obs and the author and co-author of many works. She lives in Paris. Adriana Hunter is the prize-winning translator of writers including Catherine Millet, Amelie Nothomb and VUronique Olmi.
'A living testimony of resilience...An account as gripping as it is inspiring.' Elle 'Maude Julien delivers a staggering testimony, one that remains full of hope.' Ouest France 'A serious subject: manipulation, in which the author is now a professional therapist. Maude Julien does not write with resentment, or bear grievances; rather she delivers a clear message of hope.' Livreshebdo 'This story is never maudlin-it is so absorbing that you have to remind yourself to breathe from time to time.' Le Point 'Her book offers a ray of hope.' Metro Belgique 'A fascinating and inspirational read.' BookMooch 'A fantastic memoir that I recommend highly. It's a unique survivorship novel of what cults can do to children, but how the resilience of children can create positive outcomes.' Cosy Dragon 'Harrowing, heartbreaking, and against-all-odds uplifting...Julien's voice is eloquent, composed, understated - the facts of the story are devastating enough. They require no emotive embellishment. That she recounts these experiences in the present tense, however, gives the book a gripping and visceral immediacy...Maude Julien is genuinely a super human.' Saturday Paper