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The Resource Eggshell Skull

Eggshell Skull

Label
Eggshell Skull
Title
Eggshell Skull
Statement of responsibility
Bri Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scorching, self-scouring: a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it' - Helen Garner'Brutal, brave and utterly compelling...I can't remember a book I devoured with such intensity, nor one that moved me so profoundly' Rebecca Starford, author of Bad Behaviour and co-founder of Kill Your Darlings EGGSHELL SKULL: A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime.But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done?Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case.This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland-where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell. And this is how, after years of struggle, she found herself on the other side of the courtroom, telling her story.Bri Lee has written a fierce and eloquent memoir that addresses both her own reckoning with the past as well as with the stories around her, to speak the truth with wit, empathy and unflinching courage. Eggshell Skull is a haunting appraisal of modern Australia from a new and essential voice.'Courageous, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful' Liam Pieper, author of The Toymaker'Sensitive and clear-eyed' Jessica Friedmann, author of Things That Helped'A page-turner of a memoir, impossible to put down' Krissy Kneen, author of An Uncertain Grace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Biography of the Year, 2019.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award, 2019.
Biography type
autobiography
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10659586
Cataloging source
SALS
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Lee, Bri
Dewey number
345.41
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back
Label
Eggshell Skull
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781760636180
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Eggshell Skull
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aafd3df9-ad9e-43d2-bc4b-362dc509612e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781760636180
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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