Dancing with the Octopus: The Telling of a True Crime (Paperback)Debora Harding (author)
- Coming soon
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Dancing with the Octopus is a brave and authentic picture of the tailwinds of trauma, the limits of human forgiveness and what it takes to maintain hope in a world bent on breaking us. Highly readable, and deeply moving. -- Rachel Louise Snyder, award-winning author of * No Visible Bruises *
A gripping account of one woman's confrontation with the terror and heartbreak of her past. Harding combines true crime and family saga to illustrate the aftershocks of trauma, and the courage, tenderness, and humor that recovery requires. -- Melissa Febos, author of * Abandon Me *
Debora Harding writes with a stunningly original mixture of insight, wit, and humanity about a life packed with so much drama, loss and resilience that you can't believe its not an epic work of fiction. -- Kate Weinberg, author of * The Truants *
Extraordinary, so powerful and like nothing I've read. Astonishing book. It deserves to be the most massive hit. -- Kate Mosse
I have just finished reading Dancing with the Octopus... You are lucky! The electricity of this true crime memoir awaits you. -- Lemn Sissay (via Twitter)
Debora Harding's book is a beautiful and exacting monument to resilience and recovery -- Jessamy Calkin * Daily Telegraph *
It's as gripping as any thriller and as moving as any novel you're ever likely to read. -- Paul Chahidi (via Twitter)
Incredible ... a memoir like few others ... seek it out -- Jane Garvey * Woman's Hour *
Darkly humorous . . . Harding draws a complex web of interlinked experiences to show how suffering can set up shop for good in a family and a town * CrimeReads - Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020 *
Gripping ... written with such a light touch that you are drawn in straight away from the moment you open it -- Jeremy Vine * BBC Radio 2 *
A sharp, compelling recollection of abuse, gaslighting, and the process of trauma... Ultimately, Dancing with the Octopus is a book about telling and the power of retelling-an act carried out with wit, grace, and humour by an author of her own narrative truth * Cambridge Review of Books *
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