Ruth Park's saga follows Jackie Hanna, a man whose inner strength and beauty is squashed by many, including Jackie's own father, who can't overlook his dwarfism. Jackie finds a kindred spirit in Cushie Moy a beautiful girl who lives nearby and with whom he creates a lush inner world - but outsiders refuse to overlook their physical differences. They grow up in rural Australia during the early 20th century and, with the depression, hardships follow. Deidre Rubenstein compassionately performs the audiobook, making Jackie's personal Odyssey relatable while retaining the depth that makes it such a powerful story.
©1977 Ruth Park; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishers Pty Ltd.
"The ever popular Ruth Park has written one of the best novels of the decade" (The Australian)
"Almost impossible to put down... its characters keep on living in the imagination" (Sydney Sun)
"A fairytale of a novel..." (Sydney Morning Herald)
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