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Trust : A Fractured Fable - Jeanne Ryckmans

Trust

A Fractured Fable

By: Jeanne Ryckmans

Paperback | 1 August 2023

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A darkly funny memoir and investigation into the charms and crimes of the untrustworthy.

Romance scams, pyramid schemes, bogus debts and fake news, the world is awash with confidence tricksters and swindlers. But what happens if the fraudster is your lover?

It has been said that trust is a risk masquerading as a promise and, as Hemingway suggested, 'The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them'. Once we have fallen under the spell of malevolent hucksters, their power is real, as is the loss of self and hope when the spell breaks.

A hybrid memoir and a personal detective story, Trust is an exploration of what it means to trust, why we trust, and what happens when trust is betrayed. With a particular view to fraud and corruption within the hallowed walls of sandstone universities, Ryckmans brings to light the oft subtle, brutal nature of control that fraudsters have over their victims, and shows the deep impacts their actions have on others personally and professionally. The cover up - sometimes said to be worse than the crime - has insidious effects.

Trust is a fractured fable. It is darkly funny, wistful, and spare in tone and approach.

About the Author

Jeanne Ryckmans has worked for two decades in Australian publishing. She is a former senior publisher at Random House and HarperCollins Australia. Prior to joining the publishing world, she worked for seven years in arts television (France 2/SBS Television) as an on-air presenter and documentary producer, and was features editor at ELLE Magazine and books editor for Vogue Australia. She is the author of two books.

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