‘What I wanted was for Malachy Finegan to be exposed. I felt that the wee boy I had been might be stepping from the darkness, and I needed him to be heard and to be believed.’
When he was twelve and in first year at St Colman’s College in Newry, Gerard Gorman was abused by paedophile priest Father Malachy Finegan.
So Young is Gerard’s powerful account of how he found a voice. With the help of his brother, poet Damian Gorman, he talks about the abuse he suffered. He describes too his role in exposing Finegan and his long battle with the Catholic Church to force it to acknowledge the harm done to him and the cover-up that perpetuated Finegan’s abuse.
Brave, moving and open-hearted, So Young is a powerful account of surviving abuse and a damning indictment of an institution that continues to stonewall victims.