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Politics, death & addiction

Author: Carolyn Hirsh
Publisher: Melbourne, VIC : Brolga Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book "tells the story of a mother's reaction to her daughter's suicide. The author, an active Member of Parliament, psychologist and mother became addicted to alcohol and 'pokies', while in Parliament after her eldest daughter's suicide. The impact of unacknowledged grief and undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder on Hirsh's life was played out in the public arena of Victorian politics. The story offers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Carolyn Hirsh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Hirsh
ISBN: 9781922175458 1922175455
OCLC Number: 902789148
Awards: "Shortlisted for the Finch Memoir Prize, 2013"--Cover.
Description: 227 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Politics, death and addiction :
Responsibility: Carolyn Hirsh.

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Politics, Death & Addiction is a story of a mother's reaction to her daughter's suicide, played out in the public arena of Victorian politics.  Read more...

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