Have any of you read Charles de Lint? I've read a fair amount of his fiction and been struck by his characters who have experienced sexual abuse. It surprises me that he is male and his characters are female, but what they feel seems so like what I've felt...

Some of his work can be triggering - at the same time, he doesn't pull any punches and hide the effects of abuse - it is refreshing , in a somewhat uncomfortable way.

If you are interested, his books are listed at http://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/index.html