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My Mother, My Father edited by Susan Wyndham

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November 2013, no. 356

My Mother, My Father edited by Susan Wyndham

Allen & Unwin, $29.99 pb, 246 pp, 9781743314159

My Mother, My Father edited by Susan Wyndham

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November 2013, no. 356

In A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000), novelist Dave Eggers recounts the horror of losing both his parents within one year, leaving him and his sister as sole carers of their young brother. Eggers recalls the intense pain of being orphaned at the age of twenty-one, but also the frustration and acute resentment at having to grow up too fast.

Final exit

My Mother, My Father

edited by Susan Wyndham

Allen & Unwin, $29.99 pb, 246 pp, 9781743314159

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