The effects of child abuse do not end with a happily ever after adoption and a trial to throw the abuser away for life. In real life, that abuser goes to his mandatory anger management classes. He does some community service and pays a fine, and one of his friends takes his daughter in.
Ten years later, he is a different man, and he sits down, and he writes a letter. It wasn’t right, the way John treated his daughter, Amy, after the death of her mother. Taking out frustrations and grief on her, he destroyed an essential bit of her being. Now, he wants to know if she ever got that part of herself back. There were reasons for why he acted as he did, reasons he himself is only beginning to understand. Maybe she will be able to understand that.
Maybe she can find it in herself to forgive him?
Containing a series of flashbacks, "Be Loved" is the story of one man's stumble into darkness, and his attempt, decades later, to rise out of it again.
You were four years old the first time I hit you.