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The Lotus Eaters, Paperback / softback Book

The Lotus Eaters Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Word count: 87,976
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9781743795699



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