The Resource Double-edged sword : the Simonne Butler story, Simonne Butler with Andra Jenkin ; foreword by Louise Nicholas

Double-edged sword : the Simonne Butler story, Simonne Butler with Andra Jenkin ; foreword by Louise Nicholas

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Double-edged sword : the Simonne Butler story
Title
Double-edged sword
Title remainder
the Simonne Butler story
Statement of responsibility
Simonne Butler with Andra Jenkin ; foreword by Louise Nicholas
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Language
eng
Summary
Double-edged Sword is a survival story like no other. In 2003 Simonne Butler's violent partner, high on methamphetamine, cut off both her hands with a samurai sword. Her hands were reattached in a groundbreaking marathon surgery and she spent the next decade healing her mind, body and spirit. Despite seven years in an extremely physically and emotionally abusive relationship, Simonne always had an unbreakable spirit. Even when her self-confidence and sense of self-preservation was at rock bottom, she was able to source phenomenal strength that saw her survive horrendous blood loss and being left for dead for many hours, holding her severed limbs in such a way that allowed revascularisation to be possible. Facing obstacles from the very start, including a troubled childhood and an alcoholic and volatile mother, Simonne's optimism and determination have always shone through. Every victim of domestic violence must read this book, and their friends and family. Even those who have never been the victim of violence will be inspired, moved and enlightened by this candid and brutal memoir. Double-edged Sword is so much more than just a story of survival, it is a guidebook for humanity - how to shrug off the oppressors and the obstacles and live your life with the greatest intensity you can muster. It's about conquering the demons and rising like a phoenix from the ashes and learning how to live with passion, honesty and love
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Biography type
autobiography
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WKP
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Double-edged sword : the Simonne Butler story, Simonne Butler with Andra Jenkin ; foreword by Louise Nicholas
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Double-edged sword : the Simonne Butler story, Simonne Butler with Andra Jenkin ; foreword by Louise Nicholas
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Local author based in Waitakere, Auckland
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780473364359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits

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