The Soul Grows in Darkness

The Soul Grows in Darkness

by Loren E Pedersen


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Born nearly deaf in a Chicago ghetto, Loren contends with poverty, drugs, prejudice, and terrifying violence. This murky landscape initiates his lifelong search for love, God, and truth. Answers to his insatiable curiosity about life, death, and war are rare, but dreams and inner dialogues pose provocative questions that guide his journey. Are memories, dreams, and unconscious promptings only opiates of a mind desperately coping with a chaotic, hopeless world? Or do they contain one's truth? The conclusion of this poignant search is astonishing. "Poignant, funny, tragic, and uplifting, Loren Pedersen's new book will be many things to many readers: compelling true-life story, inspirational and cautionary tale, psychological self-help manual, and a chronicle of the second half of the tumultuous twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692977446
Publisher: Loren E Pedersen, PhD
Publication date: 10/29/2017
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

1. There Ain't No Such Address

2. Casper the Ghost and Other Firsts

3. My First Arrest

4. The Rumble

5. High School

6. The Black Iris

7. Johnny Mathis

8. Lincoln Avenue

9. Detention Camp

10. The End of High School

11. Starting Over

12. Jean

13. Leaving Chicago

14. Marquette

15. Back on Rush Street

16. St. Joseph's Hospital

17. Blood Money

18. Separation

19. Chicago '68

20. Pork Department

21. El Intermedio

22. Turning Inward

23. Starting Psychoanalysis

24. In the Belly of The Whale

25. Reasons of the Heart

26. The Truth Breeds Hatred

27. My Truth

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