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- By: Ruth Clare
- Narrated by: Ruth Clare
- Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
Ruth Clare's father came back from the Vietnam War a changed man: a violent, controlling parent and a dominating, aggressive husband. Through a childhood of being constantly on guard, with no one to protect her but herself, Ruth learned to be strong and fierce in the face of fear. After escaping her difficult upbringing, Ruth went on to have a family of her own. Facing the challenges of parenting brought her past back to life, and she lived in fear that she was doomed to repeat her father's behaviour.
- By K. S. Clemson on 13-08-2020
Read this book. It’s brilliant, it’s raw, it’s captivating.
This book and the reading are literally brilliant. I still think about all the characters daily which is my criteria for a great book. The voices used for the different people were perfect. I admire the rawness, the total absence of self indulgence, the captivating and completely convincing detail of the memories. The structure of the time. It’s really really good. I want to see pictures of everyone! It’s also tragic of course. It’s got a really essentially Australian viewpoint too, direct, down to earth, no bullshit voice. Everyone should read it.