Sarah Krasnostein on The Trauma Cleaner
Readings St Kilda — 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182
Sarah Krasnostein has captured the hearts and minds of Readings staff with her brilliant work of creative non-fiction, The Trauma Cleaner.
This book is an exploration of the extraordinary life and work of Sandra Pankurst. Born a little boy who was shunned by his adopted family, she’s been a husband and father, drag queen, one of Australia’s first gender reassignment patients, a sex worker, a small businesswoman and a trophy wife… but this book focuses on perhaps her most intriguing aspect of all: her work as a trauma cleaner, working with people who’ve suffered their own enormous trauma or loss to give them a practical clean start.
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