“The Telling” Book Discussion at Diesel | Oakland
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Diesel, A Bookstore | 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA
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A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Zoe Zolbrod to the store to discuss and sign her memoir, The Telling, on Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00pm. Joining her in conversation will be Brian Hurley, editor at The Rumpus.
Zoe Zolbrod remained silent about her early childhood molestation for nearly a decade. When she finally decided to tell, she wasn’t sure what to expect, or what to say. In a kaleidoscopic series of experiences, Zolbrod hitchhikes with a boyfriend from one coast to another, hangs out in a strip club in Philadelphia, meets and marries her husband, and gives birth to her children. She traces the development of her sexuality, her relationships with men, and the cultivation of her motherhood in the shadow of her childhood sexual abuse.
Bolstered with research, Zolbrod argues passionately for the empowerment of sexual abuse victims and the courage it takes to talk about it. The Telling is an intimate examination of one woman’s reckoning with a past she can’t always explain, and a life lived in search for the right words.
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