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I Choose Elena


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  • I Choose Elena 
    Title: I Choose Elena
    Author: OSBORNE-CROWLEY LUCIA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 18/02/2020
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $17.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Aged fifteen and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped in Sydney on a night out, sparking a series of events that left her devastatingly ill for more than ten years of her life. Her path to healing began a decade later, when she told someone about her rape for the very first time. Lucia eventually found solace in writers like Elena Ferrante, and her work is about rediscovering vulnerability and resilience in the face of formerly unbearable trauma.

    The author explores what has been proved, but is not yet widely known, about how trauma affects the body, bringing to our attention its cyclical, intergenerational nature; how trauma intersects with deeply held beliefs about the credibility of women; and how trauma is played out again and again in the fabric of our cultures, governments, judicial systems and relationships.

    'If you buy one book today let it be this one...It moved me to tears and to anger.' - Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under

    'This book is burrowed deep under my skin.' - Jessica Andrews, author of Saltwater

    ISBN: 9781760878078
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