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Hard times : a runaway's adventures in the Americas

Author: Jack Mercer
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Transit Lounge, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the spirit of A. B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life, Jack Mercer’s Hard Times is the true story of the author’s amazing adventures. In 1911, growing up in an Ararat pub, he faces the terror of a violent stepfather and a mother who barely acknowledges his existence. But one thing keeps him sane: a plan to run. And once he starts running a page turning story begins. From early Werribee, Sydney, life aboard a Norwegian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Anecdotes
Named Person: Jack Mercer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Mercer
ISBN: 9781921924477 1921924470
OCLC Number: 854495991
Description: 368 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jack Mercer ; afterword by Brett Pierce.

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"In the spirit of A. B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life, Jack Mercer’s Hard Times is the true story of the author’s amazing adventures. In 1911, growing up in an Ararat pub, he faces the terror of a violent stepfather and a mother who barely acknowledges his existence. But one thing keeps him sane: a plan to run. And once he starts running a page turning story begins. From early Werribee, Sydney, life aboard a Norwegian barque, Chile, Patagonia and Buenos Aires, to working as an elevator boy in New York and riding the trains as a tramp in Virginia, Jack Mercer’s hard times and wonderful times capture our every attention."--Publisher.

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