Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl (Paperback)
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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 03/10/2019
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Vanasco’s uses a traumatic sexual assault from her childhood to interrogate notions of language and culture surrounding rape and misogyny. Thoughtful and nuanced, Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl is a measured response to a horrific act that broadens and deepens the debate around sexual violence.

Why would a good person commit a terrible act?

Fifteen years ago, Jeannie's relationship with a close friend ended in rape. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, recurring nightmares of the event that plagued her as a girl have returned. To process her conflicted feelings of betrayal and take back control, she resolves to face her trauma head-on by interviewing her rapist.

Through their transcribed conversations and discussions with her closest friends, Jeannie's compelling memoir explores how the incident impacted both of their lives, while examining the culture and language surrounding sexual assault and rape. Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl is a necessary contribution to the wider conversation around sexual violence from a brave, new voice.

Publisher: Duckworth Books
ISBN: 9780715653753
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A brilliant book, an astonishingly fierce inquiry into the places language won't go.' - Emily Geminder, author of Dead Girls

'Brave and urgent... a searching, brilliant book and Vanasco is a formidable talent. We are lucky to have her.' - Daniel Gumbiner, The Boatbuilder

'Wickedly clever and powerful... a necessary book.' - Krystal A. Sital

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“#metoo”

Not so much a book about a sexual attack, as a book about the author writing about getting back in touch with her attacker and the conversations they have as she considers how best to approach this memoir. So, a book... More

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