New fictional memoir discusses author’s odd experiences with her former husband, his sexual identity issues and his family

Christine Holly shows how she survived dysfunction while discovering her own co-dependent triggers

BALTIMORE, Jan. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A fictionalized memoir of Christine Holly’s life, “Crude Awakening” (published by Archway Publishing) shares the story of a conservative, Eastern Shore woman who marries into a presumed wholesome Christian farming family, only to discover she’s surrounded by dysfunction and fetishes.


When the naïve young woman relocates to Oklahoma to begin her life as a dutiful farm wife, she discovers that not all is as wholesome as the little white churches and local county fairs make things seem. In time she finds herself a stranger in a strange land, aligned with a family with strange attitudes and deviant secrets.


“It has elements of fiction, though it is based on actual events. While it’s a story of survival, it is also a story of the author’s own self-discovery,” Holly says, advising readers that “A person should take time to know everything about a person before they marry them — as well as know everything about themselves.”


“Crude Awakening” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at:


“Crude Awakening”

By Christine Holly

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781480895546

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781480895539

E-Book | 188 pages | ISBN 9781480895553

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Christine Holly lives in Eastern Maryland. She's embarked on a new life, with a new career, new pets, and a new attitude toward living.

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