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Enter to win an ARC of LEAVING: How I Set Myself Free from an Abusive Marriage by Kanchan Bhaskar. Our contributor Jordy Macbeth had a chance to sit down with the author and discuss this book! Listen to the podcast episode here: https:\/\/www.feministbookclub.com\/escaping-abusive-relationships-kanchan-bhaskarWinner will be notified via email. Shipping is limited to the USA and Canada. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK: Raised by two loving parents in New Delhi, India, Kanchan Bhaskar has always been taught that marriage means companionship, tenderness, and mutual respect\u2014so when she enters into an arranged marriage, this is the kind of partnership she anticipates with her new, seemingly wonderful, husband. But after they marry, she quickly discovers that his warmth is deceptive\u2014that the man beneath the bright, charming fa\u00e7ade is actually a narcissistic, alcoholic, and violent man.Trapped in a nightmare, Kanchan pleads with her husband to seek help for his issues, but he refuses. Meanwhile, Indian law is not on her side, and as the years pass, she finds herself with three children to protect\u2014three children she fears she will lose custody of if she leaves. Almost overnight, she finds herself transformed into a tigress who will do whatever it takes to protect her cubs, and she becomes determined to free them from their toxic father. But it\u2019s not until many years later, when the family of five moves from India to the United States, that Kanchan is presented with a real opportunity to leave him\u2014and she takes it.Chronicling Kanchan\u2019s gradual climb out of the abyss, little by little, day by day, Leaving is the empowering story of how\u2014buoyed by her deep faith in a higher power and single-minded in her determination to protect her children best\u2014she fought relentlessly to build a ramp toward freedom from her abuser. In this memoir, Kanchan clearly lays out the tools and methods she utilized in her pursuit of liberation\u2014and reveals how belief in self and belief in the Universe can not only be weapons of escape but also beautiful foundations for a triumphant, purpose-driven life.
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