A great many memoirs written by
victims of domestic violence are published every
year. A few make it big, sometimes landing on the bestseller lists;
however many sell only a handful of copies (but, one
hopes, serve as a cathartic experience for the
writer). It's not that readers have their collective
heads in the sand about domestic violence and aren't
interested in the subject, it's simply that the book
market is awash with memoirs written by victims of
domestic abuse and, although it is terrible to admit
it, after reading a few, the
storylines start to blur into one another as the
same patterns of behavior are repeated in book after
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