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Sparrow Garden, The - Peter Skrzynecki

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2004
ISBN: 9780702234262
Number Of Pages: 248

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Now, in his powerful memoir The Sparrow Garden, he travels from the Displaced Persons camps of Germany to the suburban battlegrounds of outer Sydney and taunts of "reffo" and "dago". In unforgettable style, he leads us on a bracing rollercoaster of emotions and boyhood adventures. The Sparrow Garden is also the deeply personal story of one man's complex, loving relationship with his parents.

The sparrow gardenp. 3
Anzac dayp. 12
Snow is fallingp. 26
Waterp. 32
The day that lasted foreverp. 39
Straysp. 49
The sewage worksp. 58
The circular saw accidentp. 66
10 Mary Streetp. 82
Eelsp. 93
The holiday outingp. 103
Good morning, sister, God bless youp. 117
Cracker nightp. 144
Two boys fightingp. 154
Last performancep. 162
Bullseye!p. 171
Failingsp. 188
Next stop for me, doctor ...p. 199
Closed venetian blindsp. 219
Sprzedaj!p. 225
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ISBN: 9780702234262
ISBN-10: 0702234265
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 3rd May 2004
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1