Burning the Vines is a powerful memoir by Michelle Mazal.
Mazal’s story starts with her earliest childhood memories living near the Perth domestic airport.
When she is nine-years-old her family moves to the Swan Valley and from then the physical, emotional and psychological abuse and domestic violence escalated.
Her mother tried to overdose on pills and her father went into Mazal’s room, loaded a gun and then threatened to kill them in their sleep.
Another time when she and her sisters called the police they were told it was just a domestic and relatives also turned a blind eye.
- Yanchep News Online has a copy of Burning the Vines to give away to a reader, who must live in the suburbs covered by Yanchep News Online (Alkimos, Butler, Carabooda, Eglinton, Jindalee, Neerabup, Nowergup, Pinjar, Two Rocks and Yanchep and all suburbs in the Shire of Gingin).