But For The Grace
A group of women living in violent relationships meets each week in a community house. Their advocates – feisty, radical feminists, Leah Gunn and her partner Kelly, have developed a liberating practice, from their own lived experience, which helps women to evaluate their lives and make decisions.
A story told in a group session acts as the catalyst for transformation and tragedy. Thus unfolds tales of abuse, betrayals, violence and compassion that make compelling reading. This story is as relevant today as it was in the 1990s, the setting for the book.
"But For The Grace is that unfashionable thing, a novel with something to say. This highly readable work of fiction is, at the same time, an exploration of our society’s response to battered women. It’s a complex, compassionate, political and personal story that, in some way, affects us all. It deserves to be widely read and deeply pondered.” --Sue McCauley
This is a book that will resonate and provoke thought... It’s a good read that will hook you with the warmth and honesty of the characters. --PSA For the full review go here
Gaye Sutton works from a small studio in the Wairarapa as a storyteller, cousellor, celebrant and writer.