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

Emily Clements is a 27-year-old writer based in Melbourne. Her non‑fiction has been shortlisted for the Feminartsy Memoir Prize, the Ada Cambridge Prize and highly commended in the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Her fiction has been twice shortlisted for the Rachel Funari Prize and earned the Melbourne Young Writers Award. She is a former editor for Voiceworks and Visible Ink. The Lotus Eaters is her first book.