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Author Tamas, Sophie.

Title Life after leaving : the remains of spousal abuse / Sophie Tamas
Published Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (206 pages) : illustrations
Series Writing lives : ethnographic narratives
Writing lives--ethnographic narratives.
Contents The story begins -- Asking books -- Asking others -- Findings -- The story ends
Summary After leaving her twelve-year marriage, Sophie Tamas went to the local women's shelter to ask if she had been abused. The result is Life after leaving, a performative, arts-based journey into the aftermath of spousal abuse and the endless struggle to make sense of loss. We see Sophie's world--the academic lectures, the therapy sessions, the childrearing, the dealings with an ex-spouse, the house reconstruction--as she looks for answers in the literature and in the lives of other women. Both lyrical and theoretical, autoethnographic and analytical, her captivating story builds to a chorus of .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abused wives -- Rehabilitation.
Abused wives -- Canada -- Drama.
Abused wives -- Canada -- Psychology.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611320631 (electronic bk.)
9781611320633 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)