“Prima Facie” by Suzie Miller

Lee and Victoria weren’t the only ones to love “Prima Facie” by Suzie Miller… Here is what the QBD crew thought:

From one of Australia’s most prevalent writers, Suzie Miller – comes a raw and gut-wrenching insight into the Australian judicial system. Get ready for “Prima Facie”.

Tessa is an intelligent, young, and fierce barrister. Through determination and grit, she has worked her way into the top of her field from a working-class background. Her expertise in the courtroom has acquired win after win, freeing men accused of sexual assault. One sickening night, with a coworker, Tessa finds herself in a position countless women have before her. Tessa is faced with a heart-wrenching decision: will she testify about her experience, with the knowledge that the system has not been established to protect survivors.

This gritty and devastating novel is drawn from the internationally acclaimed play, “Prima Facie.” The high-speed prose investigates the ugly truth of the price victims pay for speaking up and how the system is built to fail them. Scathing and moving, with revolutionary language built into every line, this is a novel integral to Australian culture.

** “Prima Facie contains themes that may be triggering for some readers.

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