Author(s): Tim Roy
Set in Australia from the 1960s onwards, this is the extraordinary autobiographical account of a young boy who suffered the unspeakable horror of being physically, emotionally and sexually abused by his own parents. He was also rented out as a sex toy to deviants involved in a deeply religious paedophile ring. Abused since the age of five, Tim quickly learned to utilise a remarkable survival technique - the ability to disassociate. Imaginary friends were created to help him deal with the overwhelming torment, torture and rape. Despite disassociation being an extremely functional survival system, Tim as the host was completely unaware of his various interactions in an actual-world reality. In adulthood, the system's success did, however, allow Tim to reach the highest level of professional soldiering - the elite SAS. Told from the perspective of several of Tim's personalities, this story traces the events that caused Tim's psychological disintegration and the experiences that brought about his journey back to re-integration.
This is an incredible true story that stirs the deepest of emotions; inciting anger, frustration and eventual relief, it takes you on a journey that eventually proves that with acceptance of the past, the future can change.