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Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell | The Fountain
To be human is to tell stories and sometimes these stories are ugly and difficult to stomach. Kate Elizabeth Russell's debut novel My Dark Vanessa is exactly one of these stories; it is raw, dark and necessary to read. Humans are a complex universe of beauty and ugliness, truth and lies and Kate Elizabeth Russell's book holds a mirror to our world in order to explore important and difficult topics: sexual trauma, consent, rape and manipulation.