by Di Lebowitz
DAUGHTER is navigating her otherness as the only mixed-race child in her Hong Kongese family with a bipolar mother, absentee father and staunchly catholic grandmother. GIRL is trying to navigate a world in which she is ignored and mistreated until a sexual assault sets her on a self-destructive spiral. SURVIVOR is battling monsters both real and imagined and coming out victorious as she pieces together her history, her traumas and her strength. A remarkable story written with a courage inspired by the #MeToo movement.
The Marks Left on Her is a powerful account of a woman’s journey as she learns to triumph despite the pain inflicted on her. Di pens her heart-wrenching story with commendable delicacy. With a brilliant and unique literary voice, she discusses mixed-heritages, parental relationships and why the world calls for so many women to be forged by pain.