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Length: 591 pages8 hours


Silence () n. 1. complete absence of sound. 2. the fact or state of abstaining from speech. v. 1. make silent. 2. (silenced) fitted with a silencer.’Jackie Harris, prison counsellor and ex-drag king, kills her lover's rapistin what she insists is self-defence. A literary novel with changing narrators, strong agendas and intertextual sequences, Silence is an examination of sexual violence and its repercussions. It questions the right of the media to scrutinise and pronounce judgement on a person’s life choices.

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