This is a catharsis memoir for the author who, along with his mother, suffered beatings from his sadistic father.The confessional gets sickening when he reveals every personal weird thing he s done or thought The avera 3.5 The author s father was one of the American military men who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944 It proved to be the most defining time in his life The father is abusive to the entire family The author spends a great deal of time being so angry with his father because of the abuse that he fantacizes how he would like to kill him He This memoir propels the reader forward, quickly It is brutal and poignant, and I fear it will take me weeks to digest. Pas pu lire plus de quelques chapitres, faute d int r t. T moignage poignant et r sonnant sur l enfance De plus je trouve ce livre superbement crit On L Appelait L Am Ricain Apr S Le D Barquement, Il Avait Rencontr Ma M Re Lors D Un Bal Donn Rouen, En L Honneur Des Lib Rateurs Et Il S Tait Fix En Normandie Il Me Battait Beaucoup Il Battait, Surtout, Beaucoup Maman C Est Pourquoi J Ai Pass Mon Enfance Vouloir Le Tuer Ma Haine Contre Lui Ravagea Tout En Moi, Ma Lucidit Et Mon Humanit Jusqu Sa Mort Mais Jamais Je N Oublierai Le Sourire Souffrant Qu Il Tra Nait Partout Et Qui, Aujourd Hui Encore, Me Fend Le C Ur Franz Olivier Giesbert.