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Main : non-fiction, human rights, self-help, violence against women

ISBN: 9781876756406
0.210 kgs
198 x 128 mm
253 pp
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Patricia Hughes

As I stepped over smashed crockery, broken glass, pools of milk, juice and water in my kitchen, I felt a surge of anger and recalled the pain of the many black eyes, cut lips, and broken bones that Michael had inflicted on me, and I thought, ENOUGH.

So many of us ask, How can this be happening? How did love turn into abuse and violence? These are the questions that Patricia Hughes, renowned author of Daughters of Nazareth, continually asked herself. Like so many women, she stayed in an abusive relationship. Convinced that she somehow was responsible. She writes powerfully of being pulled into the cycle of fear, abuse, giving in, forgiving.

Enough is a story rarely told, and she tells it without self-pity, sentimentality or blind anger. Overcoming huge hurdles Patricia Hughes provides the reader with an honest account of all the ups and downs she encountered. Enough is both an inspirational story and a first hand guide for any woman in an abusive relationship.
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‘This is an articulate, thoughtful, accessible look at the phenomenon of violence ... This sympathetic first-hand account of finding life after abuse is destined to help all those who find themselves in a similar position.’ 

Shaunagh O'Connor, Herald Sun

‘Patricia Hughes writes gracefully about an ugly topic – domestic violence.’ 

Terry Oberg, The Catholic Leader

‘This classic bildungsroman is exemplary of a practice that will create the change we desperately need.  … Such writing of lived and felt experience is a crucial mechanism for framing the possibilities of change. Hughes is to be congratulated for this achievement.’ 

Kathryn Hegarty, JAS Review
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