Man Crazy

Man Crazy

A Novel

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Follows a young woman from her early life on the run with her mother to her involvement with a cult and her struggle to free herself of its influence over her

Blackwell North Amer
At five, Ingrid Boone loved her father with all the innocence and blind trust of childhood, believing him when he told her they would fly away in his favorite plane someday. But Ingrid's young life is shattered when this affectionate, violent man who learned to kill in Vietnam abandons her and her beautiful young mother in the wake of a violent crime. That is the day an essential truth vanishes from Ingrid's life.
Fleeing to a small mountain community, Ingrid grows up in isolation and learns not to ask questions when her mother takes up with a string of faceless men. Her only solace is the blissful daydream in which she and her father soar through the skies in his plane - an image that will continue to tantalize and torment her. Desperate to recapture this lost love, hungry for any kind of mercy at a man's hand, Ingrid allows boys and men to abuse her, searching for affection in the alcohol, drugs, and sex they offer.
But it is with Enoch Skaggs, the charismatic leader of a murderous satanic cult, that Ingrid reaches the depths of degradation - and witnesses something she shouldn't have seen. Yet it is in her blackest moment of despair - when she is marked for death - that Ingrid finds unexpected salvation ... and the will to reclaim her life and her heart again.

& Taylor

Having gone into hiding with her mother when she was only eight, Ingrid becomes a vulnerable teen, desperate for a father and ripe for the abuses of a cult leader, until she escapes and struggles to heal and grow into a healthy and happy young woman. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c1997
ISBN: 9780525942320
Branch Call Number: Fiction Oat
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 21 cm


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