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Reckoning: A Memoir

Reckoning: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Szubanski, Magda

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A brave and tender book about everything that matters most in life. Cate Blanchett A remarkable memoir, that weaves the tragedy of twentieth century history into a personal narrative of coming to terms with family and self. Christos Tsiolkas Riveting, overwhelmingly poignantAn ex...traordinary hymn to the tragic heroism at the heart of ordinary life and the soaring moral scrutiny of womankind. Weekend Australian A beautifully written, heartfelt and illuminating family saga. New Daily Magda Szubanski's childhood in a suburban migrant family was haunted by the demons of her father's life in wartime Poland. At nineteen, fighting in the Warsaw resistance, he had been recruited to a secret counter-intelligence execution squad. His mission was to assassinate Polish traitors who were betraying Jewish citizens to the Nazis. The legacy of her father's bravery left the young Magda with profound questions about her family story.As she grew up, the assassin's daughter had to navigate her own frailties and fears, including a lifelong struggle with weight gain and an increasing awareness of her own sexuality. With courage and compassion Szubanski's memoir asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on.Magda Szubanski is one of Australia's best known and most loved performers. She appeared in a number of sketch comedy shows before creating the iconic character of Sharon in ABC-TV's Kath and Kim. She has also acted in films ( Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet, The Golden Compass ) and stage shows. Reckoning is her first book.
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ISBN 9781925355413
Published AU 1 Aug 2016
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925355413
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Published 1 Aug 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Szubanski, Magda
Category Award Winning
Individual Actors & Performers
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Women's Studies
Gay & Lesbian studies
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 791.45092
Weight 545g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Actors - Biography - Australia
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade