Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

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This powerful memoir looks unflinchingly at how the Australian court system handles cases of sexual assault, laying bare its prejudices, limitations and failings.

What makes this book so compelling is the professional and personal insight brought to the subject by author Bri Lee: first as a law student and judge’s associate, and later as a complainant, pursuing legal action against the man who abused her as a child. We follow Lee's journey on both sides of the legal process, oscillating between disillusionment and empowerment, gripped by her eloquent and perceptive prose.

At once intensely personal and heartbreakingly universal, Eggshell Skull is a remarkable achievement. I couldn’t recommend it more.


- Bec