|About the Book|
What would prompt a woman to flee with her daughter and a single blue suitcase to the unknown environs of the underground to obtain new identities?Aboveground is a memoir of one woman’s journey to find a new life to protect her daughter from herMoreWhat would prompt a woman to flee with her daughter and a single blue suitcase to the unknown environs of the underground to obtain new identities?Aboveground is a memoir of one woman’s journey to find a new life to protect her daughter from her parents, members of a mysterious group of people that practiced black magic. In 1989, fleeing to the outer fringes of society in a blinding desperation for freedom, Ann and her daughter entered a world where identities changed as frequently as the tide waters of the Pacific Northwest, where she discovered sharks lurking deep beneath the surface of society. Ann’s hoped for sojourn into the underground world, with the promised safe house and new names, was anything but safe, turning into a nightmare from which Ann had to leave, barely escaping with her daughter.From the fragile first moments of facing the incomprehensible truth about her life, to the seedy underworld of the underground, Ann’s journey became an odyssey of enlightenment which led her to a profound spiritual awakening on the shores of Puget Sound, where she embraced herself as an aboveground sort of person, not willing to live a lie. She took her daughter’s tiny hand, and together, with their single blue suitcase, they resurfaced to a new life, out of darkness into light.In Part I: Remembering, Ann takes us along on her journey of remembering the truth about her childhood, and the events leading her to the underground network in search of a new life.