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The Silent killer

The Silent killer

1.990 Ft

„Sophie is an average ten-year-old girl in the mid-eighties. She wants to unveil the secrets of growing up with her friends and cannot wait to finally cross the threshold to adulthood. However, when it happens, what awaits her instead is pain, the smell of disinfectant, medical treatments and humiliation. Sophie’s life changes radically with her first menstruation but no one can tell what’s wrong. She just feels different from the others, so she loses all the dreams she believed in as a small child. The story is a walk of life that at first we can view from the perspective of a young girl and later from that of an adult. The fight against an unknown disease that turns out to be one of the most mysterious illnesses of the 21st century only years later. Endometriosis attacks women and devours both body and soul by causing infertility depending on its severity. The awareness of her disease filters in to Sophie’s everyday life. Initially, she only loses her friends due to her illness but later on she also loses her partners. As a child she did not have any feeling of lack but as an adult the most important issue for her is to become a mother. The book unveils the limits of pain a woman can go through in order to once have her own child in her arms.” Other relevant information including details of past writing experience: My work, The Silent Killer, is about endometriosis, a severe illness that is slowly becoming widespread. Endometriosis deprives women of the experience of having children and it causes terrible pain and mental trauma. The book is actually my own story, as I was almost the first to be diagnosed with a very severe form of this disease. What are the risks a woman can take to become a Mother? How far can you go if even the doctors have given it up? A novel about the long and winding road to motherhood where the protagonist races against time overshadowed by endometriosis. A decade of struggle and pain just to be called mother one day… My book was written to give hope for mothers: they should never give up the fight for a baby.

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