Web of Angels Paperback – Deckle Edge, Feb 28 2012
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“Right from the first sentence, Web of Angels is astonishing, shocking, loving. Lilian Nattel leads us in an exploration of how our communities cope with deep heartache, the loss of our young, and how we, as individuals, cope with trauma and the communities we carry within ourselves. Step into this novel and you will find yourself submerged; wake from it, and you will find yourself transformed. Web of Angels is a rare gift, perfectly named; within this novel, Lilian Nattel has offered us the work, the weave, of angels.”
––Gail Anderson-Dargatz, author of The Cure for Death by Lightning, A Recipe for Bees and Turtle Valley
“Groundbreaking, demanding, brave and beautiful. Web of Angels is a fiction about unspeakable evil rendered so (shockingly) true, the effect is devastating. The miracle is that, in Nattel’s hands, this book becomes a testimony to the fierce kindness in the human spirit, which battles evil and wins. Ultimately the book offers hope for what seems impossible: healing.”
—Sheree Fitch, author of In This House Are Many Women and Kiss the Joy As It Flies
About the Author
LILIAN NATTEL was born in Montreal and now lives in Toronto with her husband and 2 daughters. She is the author of The River Midnight and The Singing Fire.See all Product Description
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One day Heather Edwards, a troubled and pregnant teenager, who is a friend of the family and Cathy's sister, commits suicide. The entire neighbourhood is shocked by this. This act is particularly unsettling to Sharon and she begins to lose control in keeping her own secret. No one knows that Sharon has dissociative identity disorder (DID), also known as multiple personality disorder. After hearing the bad news, Sharon feels strange and withdraws and when she looks up, she is someone else who could carry on the day. Her sister-in-law, Eleanor, notices changes in Sharon and she suggests that Sharon see a psychologist to help her overcome her strange behaviour, not knowing that Sharon has DID.
As a child Sharon experienced severe physical and sexual abuse by her father. In order to cope with such a horrendous act, she developed these "alters" or multiple personalities. As the story goes, the "alters" seem to occur spontaneously and involuntarily and function independently of each other. Sharon has given them names such as Lyssa, a little girl, Alec, who takes charge and others.
Web of Angels is a story about Sharon and how she copes now with the help of her psychologist, Brigette, in integrating all the personalities in the hope of living a normal life with her dear husband and children. Sharon is a very capable woman and is very well liked by her family and friends.Read more ›
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Could have been better but I did finish it. Lately when I don't like a book, I give myself permission not to finish it.Published on June 9 2013 by Burchy
I picked up this book because I was interested in the subject of DID and other mental illnesses. I had a hard time keeping up with the personnalities or alter-egos but once you... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2012 by S. Gatien
As a trauma therapist with over 30 years' experience in helping people heal from traumatic childhoods, I value Nattel's respectful and sensitive portrayal of Sharon's in her... Read morePublished on May 7 2012 by Mqry Armstrong
I had a little trouble at the beginning of this book, but once I got through that, I loved it! I especially liked the ending, as it was a little surprise waiting to be uncovered. Read morePublished on March 18 2012 by danis57
What a wonder this book is, and what a treasure. Rarely has a published work touched me so deeply. Lilian's vivid portrayal of a young wife, mother and community activist living... Read morePublished on March 18 2012 by Kerrdelune