Mystery, Domestic and school abuse, Strong friendship, Dogmas dreams, Success against all odds!
This book has it all!
In a world where certain old timers display superhuman qualities, where school punishments are savage and squash the spirit of children, and where thugs infringe school transport, Sanjana and Kriti live and are slowly exposed to the frightful atrocities of the world. Even in such a world, if dad hurts mum, a child feels helpless and this is exactly how Sanjana felt growing up in a home of domestic abuse. “Why does he do that?” Is a question that every child growing up in an abusive family has asked and the protagonist’s father is no exception.
This book is the honest look through the eyes of a sweet girl named Sanjana. She uses her pain and converts the terror and agony of her childhood into wounds that heal. Despite facing constant domestic violence at home, she decides to convert the terror and agony of her childhood into wounds that heal. The challenges of launching a plan intended to be of service to adolescents and adults stuck in violent homes are initially met with doubt and denial from her friends and family. When helping others, she uses the pain of the emotional abuse and physical abuse she had witnessed in her childhood to fuel her. At this point, a series of bizarre events engulf her journey. While Sanjana hopelessly attempts to drive sense into these events, she comes to notice the strong disapproval from her team and family concerning her venture. Soon she begins doubting her plan.
Does something as unrelatable as art have the potential to shine light in such a moment of crisis? Maybe yes!
Can the brilliance of blue flames bind people separated by time, death, crimes, violence and bring them back together? But can a hurt child who saw her mommy dear humiliated, have the courage to triumph in the pursuit of shedding light in the grim story of another?
Can she succeed in her unaided venture and help other adults in healing from abuse?
Helping without hurting surely won’t be easy, but surely there are solutions that have been overlooked. Read 'Quiet Screams to the Quiet Healer' to find out if Sanjana can succeed in helping families heal.
DISCLAIMER--> This is a fiction story. While the incidents are real, the characters, places and the situations are all fictional and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, places, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
“A thoughtful novel that expresses the domestic violence through the lens of a child and how it destroys one's childhood. Though, all is not lost as Nilanjana shows hope through activism.” -- Om Swami, best-selling author of Kundalini: An Untold Story, A Million Thoughts, The Wellness Sense, When All Is Not Well, and If Truth Be Told: A Monk's Memoir.
"Haldar creates realistic tension in her plot and character development that offers us a glimpse of the problems with domestic violence and how it devalues and dehumanizes those in Indian society. A riveting read, Quiet Screams to the Quiet Healer will break your heart and fill it again with hope and possibility” - Jeannie Ewing, author of From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph.
"This story shows that the beauty of being a child is sometimes inseparable from the pain of childhood. Even as the writer as citizen offers us a traumatic cautionary tale, the writer as artist shows the fatal glue that keeps pain and beauty twinned together." - Saikat Majumdar, author of The Firebird and The Scent of God.