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Broken : A Memoir - Emma White

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Four and a half months after her boyfriend became a paraplegic in a motorbike accident, he and Emma travelled to Australia, Emma's home country, and embarked upon a 15,000 kilometre backpacking trip.

This story takes the reader on a whirlwind trip around Australia. A young woman struggling to accept her boyfriend's paralysis, and a paraplegic man backpacking during a time many spinal injured patients remain in hospital.

Written with honesty, insight and dark humour, Emma examines the dynamics of the relationship, impact of the injury, difficulties faced learning to live in a wheelchair in a challenging country, and encountering perceptions of the disabled.

Ultimately, this is a compelling love story.

'I believe not only people experiencing spinal injuries, their family and friends would be interested in my book, but also people interested in travel and memoir. Kev and I were a typical young couple working ski seasons, and my book shows that life can change quickly and dramatically. Emma White

About the Author

Hi, My name is Emma and I am a writer and hydrogeologist from Melbourne, Australia. I share my home with many plants, a dog, a cat, two kids and my Canadian husband, Kev. I love camping, snowboarding, walking my dog, and dream of living on 85% cocoa chocolate, quince paste and blue cheese.

ISBN: 9781925556124
ISBN-10: 1925556123
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 2017
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.42