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.
What a fabulous book and superb narration! I have to rate this as one of my top 5 of all the books I have listened to over the past 6 years! This is an amazing story which has so many Australian characters who are so unique and true to life. I loved the narrator, her ability to create the different characters is to her credit , she certainly made me laugh throughout the Australian country accent. I have told lots of my friends to try audible with this book as their introduction!