This moving memoir details the first twelve months after a mastectomy and how one woman has dealt with it. Facing cancer focuses the mind sharply on both the past and the future: the present has simply to be got through. The author's hope is that her struggle to make sense of her situation may help others and their intimates.
Dorothy Hansen has been research librarian, wife and mother, teacher and writer. With her husband, lan, she has co-authored on commission two biographies, a history of the Headmistresses' Association of Australia and several school histories. She has three children and seven grandchildren.