Shark Attack and Other Mishaps

Shark Attack and Other Mishaps

by Peller Marion
Shark Attack and Other Mishaps

Shark Attack and Other Mishaps

by Peller Marion


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One out of ninety-eight million people are attacked by a shark. The author was one of them.

In early May of 2007, Peller Marion was savaged and nearly killed by an eighteen-foot, three-thousand-pound tiger shark in the waters off Kihei, Maui. After it occurred, this shark attack was a human-interest story that generated national and international attention and played out publicly on television and in newspapers. But her recovery, both physical and emotional, has been a very private process--one she chronicles in Shark Attack and Other Mishaps.

This is a story about how she survived, the ordeal she went through, and how it revealed other life changing events.

The opening narrative, from which the title is taken, establishes the central preoccupations: the difficulty of recognizing one's mortality, the yearning to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of one's life, and the poignancy and yearnings of a long-time marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974692746
Publisher: Artemis Arts Library
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Peller's past includes climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, racing motorcycles, and working as a Gestalt Art Therapist. She is a psychologist and corporate consultant. She is the author of several books, including Crisis Proof Your Career, Career Tune Up, Shopping Lessons and the novel Searching for the G Spot. Since the attack, Peller has returned to the artistic life. She exhibits her mixed media paintings in galleries in Marin County, California, where she lives with her husband and cat. She also teaches a bi-weekly creative writing workshop and a class on mixed media and collage at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts. She still swims, but only in swimming pools and other places where there are no sharks.

Table of Contents

  1. Shark Attack
  2. Alone in the Ocean
  3. The perfect vacation
  4. Maui Mermaids
  5. The night before
  6. The drifters
  7. Panic in the moment
  8. Paramedics on the beach
  9. Emergency Room
  10. The Reporters
  11. Remembering unsafe places
  12. Wanting my mother
  13. A visit from a Hawaiian Shaman
  14. Remembering Botswana
  15. Another encounter-Breast Cancer
  16. Breast Cancer -Redux
  17. Remembering Death of a friend
  18. Dread and Marriage Theory
  19. Heart Surgery
  20. Coping
  21. The Gardener
  22. Time for reflection
  23. Saying good bye
  24. Mother Maui

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