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Mel Jacob

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Mel Jacob

In Sickness, in Health and in Jail

Mel Jacob recounts how her near perfect life took an unexpected detour when her husband was jailed for two years. Mel tells with humour the story of a family left behind, chronicling the grief, stigma and conversational minefields of her husband's whereabouts as she navigated single parenthood, prison visitations and nosy neighbours.

A funny, touching account of grief, love and forgiveness, In Sickness, in Health and in Jail is Mel Jacob's debut book. Her writing has also appeared in the Good Weekend, Sunday Life and The Sydney Morning Herald.

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