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A Mother's Disgrace

(1994)
A non fiction book by

 
Shortlisted for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature Gold Medal and the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

Highly commended for the FAW Christina Stead Award, the Age Book of the Year and the National Book Council CUB Banjo Awards

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 own 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 the years he spent studying in Cold War Moscow, and of his restless wanderings around the world.

Praise for A Mother's Disgrace by Robert Dessaix

'One of the most intelligently moving autobiographical narratives I have ever read. A book that is fascinating, engrossing ... And a book that invites challenge.' The Age

'A journey of identity by a virtuoso in language and master of narrative control ... a brave, moving, funny, enthralling book.' The Canberra Times

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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
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February 1997 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Mothers Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-207-18949-8 / 978-0-207-18949-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 1994 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: A Mother's Disgrace
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

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

Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A MOTHER'S DISGRACE
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Brio Books
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