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A courageous look at a personal hell. The generosity of D’Haene’s treatment of all his subjects is profoundly moving. --Herman Goodden, The London Free Press, January 24, 2002

A very well written memoir filled with a myriad of emotion, only to finally triumph in the end. --Denise M. Clark, Denice Clark.com, June 12, 2002

An evocative tale that cuts to the quick of human existence. Combines great insights with a natural story-telling ability. --Judy Liebner, London Free Press Columnist, September, 2001

D'Haene's courage is equalled only by his far-reaching candour. That D'Haene has found his happiness seems almost a miracle. --Jim Bartley, Xtra Magazine, August 8, 2002

Extraordinary. I have read many impressive memoirs by survivors of sexual abuse; many features set this one above the pack. --Mike Lew, The Next Step Counseling & Training, Author, Victims No Longer; November, 2001

Poignant. Realism that compels the reader to wade into the text and once finished, to never let it go. --The Compulsive Reader, Victoria Douglas, Reviewer; Aug. 30, 2002

Should be required reading for every adult in every community. A testament to the importance of public education. --Peter G. Jaffe, Executive Director, Centre for Children & Families, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Western Ontario; March 2002

This fluent book should be required reading. Created with undoubted finesse. A triumph of talent and the will over adversity. --Dione M. Coumbe, Dover Web Review, April, 2002

Told with unusual candor. Its message of survival -- spiritual and psychological -- one of hope for all of us. --Peter Desbarats, Journalist, Educator, Author:Somalia Cover-Up: A Commissioner's Journal, August, 2001

Unsettling. And cinematic. --Eric Bunnell, The St.Thomas Times Journal, November, 2002
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ISBN-10:  1589821122
ISBN-13:  978-1589821125
Author:  Donald D'Haene
Publisher:  Amer Book Pub
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review by . November 28, 2002
Father's Touch is very moving. I never knew that the legal system in Canada was so fallible. The truth can be distorted and facts can be omitted so egregiously. Justice is not always carried out adequately as a result. Failure to report the sexual abuse of children is a crime in itself no matter who is aware of it. Memories of child abuse will never fade for the victims. There is the natural tendency for the victims of sexual abuse to also repress the pain of sexual abuse which is wrong. The inclination …
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