Shock Waves

Shock Waves You re young in love and in paradise surfing traveling partying Then in one terrifying wave of heat and noise your reality shatters into a million pieces that can never be put back together On Oct

  • Title: Shock Waves
  • Author: Hanabeth Luke
  • ISBN: 9780987408105
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • You re young, in love, and in paradise surfing, traveling, partying Then in one terrifying wave of heat and noise your reality shatters into a million pieces that can never be put back together On October 12, 2002, a massive car bomb ripped through the popular Kuta nightclub, the Sari Club, killing 202 people and maiming many others Hanabeth Luke was hamming it up oYou re young, in love, and in paradise surfing, traveling, partying Then in one terrifying wave of heat and noise your reality shatters into a million pieces that can never be put back together On October 12, 2002, a massive car bomb ripped through the popular Kuta nightclub, the Sari Club, killing 202 people and maiming many others Hanabeth Luke was hamming it up on the dance floor to cheesy pop tunes with a friend when a loud bang, like a car back firing, momentarily silenced the music and dimmed the lights Dancers stopped and heads turned, but the music and flashing lights soon came back on and the party resumed But only for a few seconds The noise which came next I will never forget It was an empty sound that did not resonate It was a thud, like the slam of a car door, but multiplied to a volume I simply cannot describe, Hanabeth writes in this extraordinary memoir Hanabeth survived the Bali Bomb, somehow crawling through the flaming wreckage and using fallen electrical cables to shimmy over a four metre high concrete wall But her boyfriend Marc Gajardo was killed instantly in the blast The heart wrenching story of young love, and lives, cut short is chilling and confronting, Her raw and honest account of those dreadful events brings the spectre of terrorism into sharp and intensely personal focus Yet it is the story of what Hanabeth has done since which brings a spark of hope and light to this awful chapter in our history Confronting world leaders, campaigning for peace and against the war on terror, raising money and awareness, resolving to squeeze the most from every day, Hanabeth s inspirational tale provides a stirring case study in survival and healing.

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    1. Hanabeth Luke's account of her life before and after the Bali bombings is a rich and beautiful story about courage, and one woman's search for peace. From chasing waves and summers, to falling in love and all that encompasses, Hanabeth shares with us how she coped after the Bali bombings, and how the tragedy amplified her belief in peace. Well-written and heart-felt, Shock Waves is a must read for all Aussies.

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