Mothsong: A Liminal Autobiography by Threasa MeadsMothsong: A Liminal Autobiography by Threasa Meads

Mothsong: A Liminal Autobiography

byThreasa Meads

Paperback | June 24, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$25.42 online 
$26.50 list price
Earn 127 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


A spiral, a magical realist labyrinth, a lyric essay, a mirror-maze, and a mandala, Mothsong celebrates art's capacity to facilitate and map posttraumatic growth. It is a testimony of healing from child abuse that peers into the chrysalis. Through poetic prose, visual image, ekphrasis, and intuitive enquiry, the author carries the lamp of art into the magical realist labyrinth of the wounded soul to unveil the terrifying and the sacred. In the spaces between a heartbeat, the stories of Lolah-who represents the author from the age of sixteen to the present-and January-her younger self-are entwined with the silken threads of 'You' and other voices to sing a song of transformation. Mothsong creates a new myth for the moth as a symbol of the soul's urge to heal, and in so doing, goes far beyond elevating the beauty within darkness.
Threasa Meads is an Adelaide-based writer and visual artist with a PhD in creative writing from Flinders University. Her first memoir, Nobody, was shortlisted for The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award in 2008 and awarded a Varuna Fellowship in 2009. In 2012 she was an emerging writer in residence at the KSP Writers' Centre. Threasa has...
Title:Mothsong: A Liminal AutobiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 24, 2016Publisher:Rare Bird BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194260078X

ISBN - 13:9781942600787

Look for similar items by category: