All the Days After: A story of love, loss and resilience beyond Black Saturday by Sue Gunningham

All the Days After: A story of love, loss and resilience beyond Black Saturday

bySue Gunningham

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2015

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Local teacher Sue Gunningham waits impatiently for news of her long-time partner Barry, who has been caught in the savage bushfires on a day that that would later be known as ‘Black Saturday’. ‘It was still hot. The soft drink cans would have to be cooled before Barry could open them. Iwished I had brought some ice in a little Esky to keep them cool. Still, I had not realised itwould all take this long. At least I had brought the drinks. I fleetingly wondered if I shouldhave brought some food for Barry as well. But no, the women’s auxiliary would probablyhave plied him with scones and sandwiches at the evacuation centre … I felt sure he would just be desperately in need of a soft drink after being forced to drink tea for so many hours; food would not be a problem.Up ahead of me I saw the police officer get out of his car.Little does Sue realise that the loss of her partner is just the beginning of her own battle to not only find the strength to go on, but to cope with ongoing police interviews, disputes over legal entitlements, sessions with case workers and psychologists, and participation in a Royal Commission inquiry. On top of this Sue has to fight a frequently overwhelming bureaucratic administration system in order to identify and keep Barry’s remains, and preserve the memory of their love. Raw and compelling, this story of the aftermath of a natural disaster will resonate with anyone who has suffered through devastating grief and emerged on the other side.
Title:All the Days After: A story of love, loss and resilience beyond Black SaturdayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2015Publisher:Finch PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1925048594

ISBN - 13:9781925048599

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