How can we heal in the face of continued retraumatization? How can we transform intergenerational pain into a passion for community and healing?
Presenting herself as “Myrtle,” Bevann Fox explores these essential questions by recounting her life through fiction. She shares memories of an early childhood filled with love on the reserve with her grandparents– until she is sent to residential school at the age of seven. The trauma she experienced left her without a voice and continues to influence her adult life. Genocidal Love takes its place among the residential school survivor literature and is a powerful confirmation of the long-lasting consequences of sexual violence and its devastating effects on relationships and health. With searing honesty and insight, Fox shares the complexity of her experience in this moving story of her path towards community leadership.