A Mother's DisgraceAuthor: Robert Dessaix
Imprint: ABC Audio
Featured in the October, 2005 magazine
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Adopted as a baby towards the end of WWII, 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. 3hrs.
Robert Dessaix's voice is gentle and has a certain sameness of delivery about it that makes the recording initially difficult to get into. But once I got used to his delivery, I was hooked.
Review by: Felicity Carter
Category:Audio Audio Fiction