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Sister Maple Syrup Eyes is one of the first books published from the historically under-reported perspective on rape: from that of the lesser and oft-forgotten other victim, the individual's partner. With terse lyricism, this novella radiates the anguish of attempting to repair a love and life shattered by violence. Through a series of deliberately concise and untitled chapters, the story erupts in a before/after chasm, culminating with the main character's facing a tentative peace with his past.
For over 20 years, Ian Brennan has been training people across the USA as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in violence prevention, anger management, and conflict resolution. He has trained over 100,000 people through these workshops, often at shelters, schools, hospitals, clinics, jails, and drug-treatment centers nationwide including the Betty Ford Center, Bellevue Hospital (NYC), and Stanford University. In addition, he is a GRAMMY-winning music producer and the author of the books Anger Antidotes (2011) and Hate-less (2014).