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From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.
What do we believe?
Who do we believe?
Why do we believe?
Sarah Krasnostein spent the last four years in Australia and the US talking to some extraordinary people—people holding fast to belief, even as it rubs against the grain of more accepted realities. Some of them believe in things most people don’t. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days. Some of them believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Facing transgressions with an open heart.
In this intensely personal and gorgeously written new book Krasnostein, the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner, talks with her trademark compassion and empathy to these believers—and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own.
The Trauma Cleaner is a disturbing and fascinating read with a heavy, beating heart at its centre…[Krasnostein] shows how a writer can empathise and engage with a subject yet still paint a realistic portrait.’
‘It will always be on my Top Ten List of Most Extraordinary Non-Fiction Books Ever.’
‘Krasnostein is a master storyteller of creative non-fiction and I am in awe.’
‘Wields emotion, truth and reality with one-of-a-kind dexterity.’
‘ [A] one-of-a-kind biography.’