The Weight of Silence: A Memoir

Author(s): Catherine Therese


THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE is the gravity of all the unsaids, the unseens, and how they shape our lives. A father's drinking, a mother's shame, a daughter's longing to hold onto a trouser leg to hear someone speak of what never happened. The Weight of Silence = 9 lbs 4 ozs. In her achingly funny, heartbreaking childhood memoir, Catherine Therese takes the reader inside her head, and upside down on a unique emotional rollercoaster from picking her belly button in her backyard in Blacktown, pulling her hair out standing on her head, to the stage; hiding inside her wardrobe interpreting silence, to the bedroom of a boy with half a thumb and to the labour ward, in an unforgettable story of remembering, forgetting, pretending, of becoming who you are


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Hannah writes:

Catherine Therese puts her childhood memories on display in this raw, moving and at times hilarious account of her younger life. This book is well written and unique, and touches on issues that are easily identifiable with us all. The natural curiosity of a growing girl never makes for a dull story and if at times you need a breather from the back streets of Blacktown, just close the pages and stare at the front cover! What an image. I loved this biography.

General Fields

  • : 9780733623837
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : 0.33
  • : May 2009
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Catherine Therese
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 920.72
  • : 288
  • : Biography & autobiography