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Telling the Story of an Abuse Survivor

Josephine Humpreys and Ruthie Bolton. Humpreys is a fiction writer who won the Pen/Hemingway award in 1985 for "Dreams of Sleep." She recently transcribed and edited the life story of Bolton, who grew up in the same area of Charleston, South Carolina as Humphreys. The novel is called "Gal," and details Bolton's experiences growing up with an abusive grandfather in 1960's South Carolina.


Other segments from the episode on July 7, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 7, 1994: Interview with Christopher Joyce; Interview with Josephine Humphreys and Ruthie Bolton; Review of the film "Forrest Gump."


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