John Brooks


In addition to being a writer, I'm a child sexual abuse survivor-activist and climate change activist, among other things.
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Price: Free! Words: 65,570. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
This novel-length version of Preludes expands on the original novella-length version by adding 15 new chapters to the novella’s original 18 as well as substantial material to some of the original chapters, with this added content almost tripling the story’s length and adding significant breadth, depth, detail, and perspective to the various matters the story addresses.
Preludes: A Story of Child Sexual Abuse from a Child's Perspective in a Middle-Class American Family
Price: Free! Words: 23,830. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Illuminating the horrors of child sexual abuse, Preludes chronicles the experiences of a nine-year-old boy struggling to survive sexual abuse by his father in a middle-class American family in the 1960s. Preludes is based on the experiences of its author. (Note: This is the original, novella-length version. For availability of the revised, novel-length version, please visit the author's website.)