Double-edged Sword – The Simonne Butler Story
Ngaio Marsh Award Finalist 2017
Double Edged Sword is the first-hand account of the survival of one of the most notorious and brutal maimings in New Zealand History. Simonne Butler experienced years of domestic violence, which culminated in her hands being chopped off with a samurai sword. Double Edged Sword covers those years, the attack and her subsequent hospitalisations, hand replantation surgeries and recovery, as well as the trials of her attacker, Antoine Dixon.
The reader accompanies her on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and healing, which incorporates both western and alternative healing paradigms, while she was still trying to disentangle herself and keep safe from her manipulative, then imprisoned ex. It celebrates the indomitable human spirit, its resilience, optimism and the ability to achieve a joyous life beyond pain, fear, shame, violence and self-hatred.
Published in partnership with Mary Egan Publishing November 2016.
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