A woman's journey of spirit and strength and the impact of domestic violence. Based on a true story, set in Melbourne, this book spans fifty years from the 1940s to the end of the 20th century. The trauma of domestic violence, experienced during Jenny and David's childhood impacts the life choices both siblings make. David follows in his father's footsteps and Jenny enters into a dysfunctional marriage. Inspired by true events, it illustrates what happens is not as important as what we do about it. It highlights Jenny's strength and spirit and her inner journey while coming to terms with her past.
Born in Melbourne, Australia in the 1940's, Jenny Yate's middle-class family was dominated by domestic violence, which had a profound influence on her life choices. She left school at fifteen but returned to study in later life, gained her Higher School Certificate and enrolled in a writing course. Jenny never planned to write a book but her yearning for education led her to university. After she obtained her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Professional writing she completed her memoir, The Vine Bleeds.