In My Fathers Arms - A Son's Story of Sexual Abuse

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Walter deMilly

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A young businessman's life is interrupted when he learns that his prominent father has molested a boy, and now faces a secret treatment designed to protect both the father's reputation, and welfare of other children: castration.



Short Summary

A discretely gay, smart young businessman (Walter)gets a call one evening where he learns that his father has molested a neighbor's 5 yr-old son.


Any small southern town, a private beach, and Key West, FL

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Incest, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Walter

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Perseverance, Complex, Educated, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Walter Senior

Age: 70

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Religious, Skillful, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Gracious, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Sanna Jane

Age: 70

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Heroic, Perseverance, Religious, Underdog, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Gracious, Modest, Naive, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Year Published: 1999

Hard Copy Available



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