There You Are… a Memoir by L.M.Ireland
“There’s nothing worse in this world than to be unwanted and unloved by one’s parents except to be scourged, humiliated and hurled into a darkness damning our years from the very beginning. I mean, even Frankenstein yearned for the kindness and acceptance of his maker, at least in the tale I’ve been told. I suppose if I had to liken myself to any infamous character, it would be precisely that pitiful tormented creature strewn together out of madness given to breathe life a hideously doomed disappointment; shunned and abused by his creator.”
Born into a brood of depraved children wherein darkness and despair is the one certainty in a life without sunshine, young Mary abides to her childish faith in God to steal her away from evil abuses of her insane father and sadistic mother.