G.W. Foote’s The Child
Convict is a fictional novel based on fact that depicts the
horrors of child abuse and how the “sins of the father” follow a
man for a lifetime.
In 1950 people didn’t talk
about child abuse.
A blond-haired blue-eyed
little boy was one of those victims during that era. The boy
learned very quickly how to hide, fight, and desensitize his
emotions from an abuse so severe that it left him wondering why
he was born.
From the age of four, this
boy suffered unimaginable mental and physical abuse and
protected his abusers from the outside world by never revealing
what was going on behind closed doors. His formative years were
a living hell.
Feeling unloved and unwanted,
the boy grows into a man who travels all over the country
searching for an answer to a question that would never be
revealed—why did the people that were supposed to love him want
to hurt him? Filled with a rage that brings him back full circle
to his abusers, he ultimately finds his path toward redemption
and light at the end of what seemed to be a never-ending
Foote’s moving story is based
on facts from his childhood. His candid honesty is haunting and
heartbreaking, but serves a purpose to those who may be
suffering from their own inner demons and tortured pasts. This
raw and emotional narration gives the reader a close-up view of
what really happens to the victims of child abuse and
illustrates, with poignant declaration, how some scars never
About the Author
G.W. Foote is a writer and
works in an administrative department of a major hospital. Mr.
Foote is currently writing a murder/suspense novel and lives
with his wife, Steffanie, in Lexington, NC.