The Lotus Eaters by Emily Clements | Hardie Grant Publishing

The Lotus Eaters

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Since childhood, Emily Clements’ sense of self had always been shaped by the opinions of others and the need to be liked.
 
When a stand-off with her best friend sees nineteen-year-old Emily stranded in Vietnam, she is alone for the first time and adrift in a new environment. With seemingly nothing to lose, she makes the biggest decision of her life – to stay. But Emily's attempts to bridge a yawning loneliness spur a downward spiral of recklessness, as she hurtles from one sexual encounter to the next. It will take a truly terrifying experience for her to understand that sex is both a weapon and a wound in her battle for self-worth and empowerment.
 
Delicately interweaving past and present, The Lotus Eaters is a sharply written story of self-redemption from an exciting young voice in Australian memoir that dissects the patterns of blame and shame women can form around their bodies and relationships.

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ISBN:

9781743795699

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

320

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 February 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emily Clements