Helen Sage: A Flower Between the Cracks

Helen Sage: A Flower Between the Cracks

A Flower Between the Cracks: A Memoir of Love, Hope and Disability

by Helen Sage

Affirm Press, $29.95 pb, 302 pp, 9780987377395

A Flower Between the Cracks, South Australian writer Helen Sage’s first book, chronicles her experience of caring for a disabled child over a period of several years. Sage’s busy but comfortable life was changed irrevocably when her daughter, Jayne, was involved in a horrific car accident. Prior to this, Jayne had been a psychology honours student who loved ‘rock, blues, playing the piano’ and was ‘a real nature buff’. Jayne survived her accident, but emerged with an acquired brain injury. 

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Published in June 2013, no. 352
Jay Daniel Thompson

Jay Daniel Thompson

Jay Daniel Thompson lectures in the Media and Communications program at the University of Melbourne. For information on his research achievements, see his website: https://unimelb.academia.edu/JayDanielThompson

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