The S Word by Paolina Milana Book Cover

The S Word by Paolina Milana

"A riveting read you won't want to put down"

Read the award-winning prequel to Committed.

Some secrets are too big to keep.

As a young girl, Paolina does her best to keep the secrets she holds: secrets about her Mamma's schizophrenia; secrets about her sexual awakening; secrets about her seduction-turned-rape; secrets about having to play the role of the good Sicilian Catholic girl. But the longer she keeps her secrets, the heavier their weight becomes, suffocating her -- until, finally, she finds the strength to save herself.

"Recognize any of the words on the cover of this book? Lived any of them? Witnessed any of them? Survived any of them? Then The S Word is calling to you. It's a powerful gut punch of a story." - Jennie Nash, author of The Threadbare Heart and The Only True Genius in the Family

"Emotionally powerful and so evocative of place and time, Milana's The S Word is hard to forget. The drama of the story stays with you long after the last page is turned." - Samantha Dunn, author of Failing Paris and Not By Accident