The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

Heather Gudenkauf


It occurs quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering gentle drenches the humid Iowa air, households wake up to discover their little ladies have long gone lacking within the night.

Seven-year-old Calli Clark is good, light, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism as a result of tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.

Calli's mom, Antonia, attempted to be the simplest mom she may perhaps in the confines of marriage to a generally absent, usually indignant husband. Now, even though she denies that her husband might be all in favour of the potential abductions, she fears her choice to stick in her marriage has fee her greater than her daughter's voice.

Petra Gregory is Calli's ally, her soul mate and her voice. yet neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from due to the fact that their disappearance used to be stumbled on. wanting to locate his baby, Martin Gregory is pressured to confront an aspect of himself he didn't comprehend existed underneath his highbrow, professorial demeanor.

Now those households are tied via the query of what occurred to their little ones. And the answer's trapped within the silence of unstated relatives secrets.

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