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Things Nobody Knows But Me

Things Nobody Knows But Me (EPUB ebook)

By Pajalic, Amra

When she is four years old Amra Pajalic realises that her mother is different. Fatima is loving but sometimes hears strange voices that tell her to do bizarre things. She is frequently sent to hospital and Amra and her brother are passed around to family friends and foster homes,... and for a time live with their grandparents in Bosnia. At sixteen Amra ends up in the school counsellor's office for wagging school. She finally learns the name for the malady that has dogged her mother and affected her own life: bipolar disorder. Amra becomes her mother's confidante and learns the extraordinary story of her life: when she was fifteen years old Fatima visited family friends only to find herself in an arranged marriage. At sixteen she was a migrant, a mother, and mental patient. Surprisingly funny, Things Nobody Knows But Me is a tender portrait of family and migration, beautifully told. It captures a wonderful sense of bicultural place and life as it weaves between St Albans in suburban Australia and Bosanska Gradiska in Bosnia. Ultimately it is the heartrending story of a mother and daughter bond fractured and forged by illness and experience. Fatima emerges as a remarkable but wounded woman who learns that her daughter really loves her.
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ISBN 9781925760347
Published 1 May 2019
Publisher NewSouth Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925760347
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Transit Lounge
Published 1 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Pajalic, Amra
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Number of Pages 272
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Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade