by Karen Eckert | Monster: A Memoir of a Boy
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Monster: A Memoir of a Boy

Completed:

    Monster is the story of Christopher St. James who grew up with an abusive father, an absent mother, and the life he tried to build for himself as a result.

     This is the second work of fiction I completed. This character haunted me for years but his story ended up different than what was in my head. Sometimes a character takes over and tells the author what they are going to write rather than the other way around. Please email me if you would like to be on the pre-order list: karen@bykareneckert.com

“My parents were not typical Americans in 1928. They had money. I wasn’t privy to all that my father did, all the people he worked to make happy, but I was aware that when I was born, early in their first year of marriage, I was unexpected. Unwanted.  My mother most likely loved me, in some corner of her heart. However, she was so bent under my father’s wing, willing to give up her maternal link to her only child just to please him. Her name was Mary.”  ~Monster by Karen Eckert