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ISBN: 9781760992668
Dimensions: B+ Format: 20.5x13.8cm
Pages: 384
Publication year: 2024
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Anatomy Of A Secret: One Man’s Search for Justice

Written by Gerard McCann

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Raw and compelling, Anatomy of a Secret bravely shares long-silenced, unspoken truths.

As a boy, Gerard was sexually abused by a Catholic priest at his local church. As a grown man, he confronts the trauma of what he suffered and the psychological aftermath of his experience, grappling with shame, guilt and the devastating impact it had on his family, relationships and sense of self.

Despite what he endured, Gerard’s story is one of hope and healing, of acknowledging pain and seeking support, of honesty and justice.


‘A profoundly important and moving testimony, Anatomy of a Secret is told with the kind of clear-eyed courage, wisdom and compassion that can only come from the deepest loss. This book will never leave me.’ Emily Bitto


City of Fremantle Hungerford Award (Shortlisted 2022)

Pages: 384
Publication Year: 2024
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Gerard McCann

Gerard McCann was born in the Western Australian wheatbelt town of Goomalling, and grew up in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe, the second of five boys in a staunch Catholic family. After school with the Jesuits, he studied Architecture at the Perth Technical College and the University of WA. He began writing poetry as an […]