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Out of Calamity
Author: Roger Rees

ISBN: 9781864766615
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 15 September 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8
Description:
All the people in these stories are unsung heroes. Their stories are true.

To honour their privacy, most of the individuals profiled bear fictitious names; a few are composite characters. They have suffered severe trauma, the consequences of which have affected every aspect of their lives, as well as those of family and friends. They demonstrate great, if not superhuman, courage and resilience and never seek or expect applause.

Over time, day-by-day, they endeavour to cope with loss, bid to reclaim lost skills, and unheralded, make significant contributions to society.

Out of Calamity stories and portraits are told in language that is realistic but also poetic, and demonstrate heroic dimensions even when people appear overwhelmed. Superbly crafted writing that is often raw but also eloquent, spare and affecting, these stories are gems replete with insight and compassion.

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