All We Knew But Couldn't Say (Paperback)

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Joanne Vannicola grew up in a violent home with a physically abusive father and a mother who had no sexual boundaries.

After being pressured to leave home at fourteen, and after fifteen years of estrangement, Joanne learns that her mother is dying. Compelled to reconnect, she visits with her, unearthing a trove of devastating secrets.

Joanne relates her journey from child performer to Emmy Award-winning actor, from hiding in the closet to embracing her own sexuality, from conflicted daughter and sibling to independent woman. All We Knew But Couldn't Say is a testament to survival, love, and the belief that it is possible to love the broken, and to love fully, even with a broken heart.

About the Author

Joanne Vannicola is an Emmy Award-winning actor who has worked in theatre, film, and television. A fierce advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, she lives in Toronto.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781459744226
ISBN-10: 1459744225
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Pages: 264
Language: English