The Consequences of Love – Gavanndra Hodge
A startling book about love, grief, and the power of memory.
Once upon a time, as all stories used to start, Gavanndra Hodge had a sister. But this sister, a little girl called Candy, died suddenly one night. Dealing with unexpected grief at the age of 14, and parents who dealt with the shock in their own extreme ways, resulted in the author protecting herself . . . by forgetting all memories of her sister. A perfect storm of grief, drugs and repressed memory have resulted in this powerful book.
“I was once scared of my story. I didn’t want to speak the words, not because I literally believed that speaking would make everything happen again, not in the real world, but in my head. And that was bad enough. But in order to find Candy, in order to start living and stop surviving, in order to feel love, I had to feel grief, I had to start remembering and telling.”
Hardback. 304 pages
14.5cm x 22.4cm x 3cm