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The Silence Between Us: A Mother and Daughter's Conversation Through Suicide and into Life
 

The Silence Between Us: A Mother and Daughter's Conversation Through Suicide and into Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Campbell, Oceane
By Barral, Cecile

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The Silence Between Us is a raw and original double memoir tracing a mother and daughter as they try to understand and rebuild their relationship. Because Oceane had just turned eighteen when she tried to end her life, the hospital had to respect her request: to not notify her pa...rents. Years later, when Oceane asked her mother, Cecile, to write something together about this period of their lives, she never expected that Cecile would already have so many pages hidden away, filled with words that she began to write when she eventually learned of Oceane's suicide attempt. In The Silence Between Us, Oceane pieces together her story through old diary entries, emails, hospital records and psychiatric reports, interspersed with Cecile's own intense account of caring for her fiercely independent daughter. Slowly we learn about the intergenerational violence, trauma and poverty that forced the chasm between Oceane and Cecile, as well as the campus sexual assault that pushed Oceane over the edge. As Oceane lets Cecile back into her life and they attempt to negotiate both the mental health and legal systems, we also see the fractures start to mend. At once delicate and unflinching, The Silence Between Us dares to say all the things we'd rather avoid, especially between mother and daughter. Includes foreword by psychiatrist Pat McGorry AO, professor of youth mental health and former Australian of the Year.
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ISBN 9781743796702
Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781743796702
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Imprint Hardie Grant Books
Published 2 Sep 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Campbell, Oceane
By Barral, Cecile
Category Biography & Autobiography
Intergenerational Relationships
Coping With Illness
Australian
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 306.8743
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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