SUMMER CATALOGUE OUT NOW: VIEW

Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Enemy

A daughter's story of how her father brought the Vietnam war home

Ruth Clare

$32.99

Paperback

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?

QTY:

Viking
29 February 2016
Biography; Memoirs; Domestic violence; Military veterans
Ruth Clare's father came back from the Vietnam War a changed man: a violent, controlling parent and a dominating, aggressive husband. Through a childhood of being constantly on guard, with no one to protect her but herself, Ruth learned to be strong and fierce in the face of fear.

After escaping her difficult upbringing, Ruth went on to have a family of her own. Facing the challenges of parenting brought her past back to life, and she lived in fear that she was doomed to repeat her father's behaviour. Wanting to understand the experiences that had damaged her father, she met with other veterans and began listening to their stories, of war, conscription, returning to civilian life. What Ruth uncovered left her with a surprising empathy for the man who caused her so much pain and heartache.

Weaving a striking personal narrative with a revelatory exploration of the effects of war, Enemy is a bold, compelling and ultimately triumphant memoir from a hugely impressive new Australian writer.
By:   Ruth Clare
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   414g
ISBN:   9780670079094
ISBN 10:   067007909X
Publication Date:   29 February 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Authors Bio, not available

See Also