Jane Hurshman-Corkum : Life and Death after Billy. First Edition


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OICKLE, Vernon. Jane Hurshman-Corkum : Life and Death after Billy. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing, (1993). First Edition. Pp. (8),[ix]-xvii,(1),[1]-157,(1). Illustrated with 16 b&w photos. 8vo (139 x 214 mm), green photo-illustrated cardcovers, with cream lettering to spine.

Vernon L. Oickle, (b. 1961, Liverpool Nova Scotia).

Jane Hurshman Corkum (b. January 25, 1949, Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia – d. February 22, 1992, Halifax).

The unfortunate end to a disturbing story about the Nova Scotia woman convicted of murdering her abusive husband.

"On March 11, 1982, Jane Hurshman-Corkum took the life of her abusive common-law husband; ten years later, she took a second life: her own. During the time btween these tragic events, Jane insisted on two things: that murdering Billy Shatford was her only escape from a situation of unspeakable abuse, and that victims of abuse can be free from their past. Her suicide proves that escape from domestic violence is far more difficult than even she realized.

For almost a decade, Jane Hurshman-Corkum tried courageously to erase the effects of her dehumanizing life with Billy Shatford. She bravely accepted the verdict of two juries - one that absolved her of murder and one that found her guilty of manslaughter; she went back to school, found work in her chosen field, made a stable home for her sons. She remarried. Most of all she devoted her time and energy to helping other victims of domestic abuse. For many, she became their symbol of freedom This book describes the events of Jane Hurshman-Corkum's life between the day she shot Billy Stafford and the day she shot herself. It is an intimate look at a life in turmoil and a valiant attempt at self-healing through service to others. It is also a strong reminder that violence breeds violence and that the circle can only be broken by coming to terms with the fundamental causes of abuse - and by changing the conditions that allow it to continue." - from rear cover.

One Foggy Night
The Road to Hell
Arrested for Murder
On Trial: Portrait of a Madman
The Defence Rests
Saturday Night at the Horseshoe;
Public Reaction: 'Making a Hero Out of a Murderer'
The Appeal
Happy Valentine's Day
Behind Bars
Starting Over
Breaking the Silence
Meanwhile, Back in Queens County
The World According to Jane
An Angel With Dirty Fingernails
Gone, but Not Forgotten
The Memories Remain
Appendix I: The Cycle of Violence
Appendix II: Transition Houses / Women's Centres.

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Title: Jane Hurshman-Corkum : Life and Death after Billy. First Edition

Author Name: OICKLE, Vernon HURSHMAN-CORKUM, Jane)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1993, ISBN:155109035x: 1993

Seller ID: 64958