Where Children Run is the true story of twins David and Dennis Pischke and how they survived twelve years of abuse at the hands of their violent, unstable step-father. A disturbing, heart wrenching firsthand account from two men who survived a horrific childhood then went on to become hardworking, upstanding citizens.
Where Children Run opens with one of David’s earliest memories: the day their step-father, Boleslaw Domko, threw their infant sister against the wall. The twins recall years of neglect, starvation and enslavement on the farm west of Moosehorn, Manitoba; regular beatings and nights they sought refuge in a nearby church. Neighbours intervened but little could be done for the children since their mother—who also lived in fear—refused to press charges.
Where Children Run is a timeless, important book about the horrors of child abuse, one that is not easily forgotten and a true testament to the strength and adaptability of the human spirit.
Karen Emilson will be in the Morden and Altona branches on November 22nd promoting her books. Come out and meet the author, contact your local branch for details!