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A Mother\'s Disgrace

A Mother's Disgrace

(1994)
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Adopted as a baby towards the end of World War II, Robert Dessaix grew up haunted by "a shaft of silence" surrounding the question of his natural mother's identity, and of his identity and sexuality. In this touching memoir, he recounts the story of a most unusual childhood on Sydney's North Shore; of his fascination with Russia and his years spent studying in Cold War Moscow; and of his restless wanderings around the world.

A Mother's Disgrace was shortlisted for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature Gold Medal, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and highly commended for the FAW Christina Stead Award, The Age book of the Year and the National Book Council CUB Banjo Award. In 1999 it was translated into French and published by Editions du Reflet in France.

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: A Mother's Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-207-19852-7 / 978-0-207-19852-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 1997 : Australia Paperback
Title: Mothers Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-7322-5821-9 / 978-0-7322-5821-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: Mothers Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-207-18949-8 / 978-0-207-18949-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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March 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: A Mother's Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-207-17934-4 / 978-0-207-17934-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Mother's Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

December 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Mother's Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


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