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Keeper of the Lie Ardyce Ketterling

Keeper of the Lie

Ardyce Ketterling

Published June 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781602642058
Paperback
304 pages
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 About the Book 

Fiction: Living in North Dakota was reason enough to commit suicide (...living is an illness.death the remedy...). Bethany has lived the majority of her life in psychiatric facilities where infrequent pinholes of light reveal an entirely differentMoreFiction: Living in North Dakota was reason enough to commit suicide (...living is an illness.death the remedy...). Bethany has lived the majority of her life in psychiatric facilities where infrequent pinholes of light reveal an entirely different family history than the one written in her doctors notes (...I was a child and she was a child in this kingdom by the sea...). Out in an unreal world, Bethanys childhood is revealed through flashes of faded photographs, bits of disjointed script, reruns of black and white video, and a few scraps of fact (...and after all, what is a lie, but the truth in masquerade?...). A mental chorus of songs, quotes, scriptures, and the rhythmic cadence of a drumbeat accompany this dark, disturbing retelling of one possible story: Two little girls entered the woods- only one returned. Mocked and scorned by voices of conscience or madness that oppose, contest, and shroud the facts (...darkness and light to thee are both alike...), Bethany desperately tries to piece together the truth before her fragile connection to reality is broken and she is finally lost to the impending darkness (...lost to love and truth...). Reality: The U.S. Department of Justice reports over 2,000 missing children each day. Since 1984, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEe has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 121,500 children. If you have information on a missing child, call the toll-free Hotline 1-800-THE-LOST. To donate or get involved, call 1-866-411-KIDS or visit their website at www.lostchild.org.