All That I Remember About Dean Cola is a haunting novel; a compelling portrait of mental illness, memory, and the ways that the years in which we ‘come of age’ can be twisted into trauma.
Publisher: Scribe Publications
‘A vivid and compelling novel of character, community, and the past. With exquisitely rendered psychological subtlety and an unflinching gaze, it peels back the layers of memory, trauma, and time; at its centre is the wonderful Sidney, broken but resilient, and her unwavering drive to uncover the truth that will set her free.’
Lucy Treloar, Author of Wolfe Island & Salt Creek
‘A heart-shaking and unputdownable novel about perception. About the multitude of dangers in people and in words, the complexity of memory and trauma, and the depths of truth in emotion.’
Angela Meyer, Author of A Superior Spectre & Joan Smokes
‘Sensitive yet unflinching.’
Professor Anne Buist, Chair of Women’s Mental Health, University of Melbourne.
‘All That I Remember About Dean Cola is an absorbing, suspenseful narrative about the precariousness of memory, a brutalising misogyny, and the possibilities of resistance to oppressive masculine power.’
Susan Midalia, Australian Book Review
‘All That I Remember About Dean Cola is an unflinchingly yet ultimately hopeful portrait of a woman dealing with demons, and an exquisitely written look at trauma and memory.’
‘[All That I Remember About Dean Cola] is a challenging but rewarding journey through mental illness, trauma, resilience and the truth - even when it is unbearably painful to unearth.’
Carina Bruce, The Herald Sun
‘All That I Remember About Dean Cola is an unflinching portrait of a woman dealing with past demons. Sensitive yet unyielding, Tania Chandler tackles some tough subject matter, delivering a compelling story that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
I had trouble putting [All That I Remember About Dean Cola] down … [it’s] one of the very few books I would consider re-reading.’
The Northern Midlands Courier