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Author Smith, Sydney, 1957-

Title The lost woman / Sydney Smith
Published Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.76092 Smith Smi/Lwo  AVAILABLE
Description 280 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary When Sydney Smith was nine, she thought about killing herself because of her mother's cruelty. When she reached puberty, her mother sexually assaulted her - a pattern repeated over the years. By the time Sydney was twenty, she believed there were cameras behind every mirror in the house, that her mother could read her mind, that anybody who looked at her could see the bloody fantasies of murder and mutilation which tormented her. How to escape? How to survive? Enthralling and disturbing, brave and elegantly written, The Lost Woman is that rare memoir: a story which, once read, will never be forgotten
Analysis Australian
Biography & autobiography
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Notes Also available online
Subject Smith, Sydney, 1957-
Child abuse -- New Zealand -- Wellington -- Biography.
Child abuse.
Child sexual abuse -- Biography.
Incest victims -- Biography.
Incest -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- Biography.
Child sexual abuse.
Mothers and daughters -- Australia -- Biography.
Psychological abuse victims -- New Zealand -- Biography.
Sexual abuse victims -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781921922480 (paperback)