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The inconvenient child : an abandoned Australian child struggles to survive and find her American father

Author: Sharyn Killens; Lindsay Lewis
Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W., Australia : Miracle Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rescued from neglectful foster care by an American champion boxer, Sharyn is taken to live in a party house in Sydney's red light district of Kings Cross. Her absent, elegant mother then abandons her in a convent-orphanage, at age five. By fifteen, discrimination within her family, resentment and clashes over her father's undisclosed identity see the troubled teenager running away to the streets of Kings Cross.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sharyn Killens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharyn Killens; Lindsay Lewis
ISBN: 9780646487823 0646487825
OCLC Number: 312070341
Description: viii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Sharyn Killens, Lindsay Lewis.

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Rescued from neglectful foster care by an American champion boxer, Sharyn is taken to live in a party house in Sydney's red light district of Kings Cross. Her absent, elegant mother then abandons her in a convent-orphanage, at age five. By fifteen, discrimination within her family, resentment and clashes over her father's undisclosed identity see the troubled teenager running away to the streets of Kings Cross. Determined to find her father, Sharyn sets out in search of her roots, a quest taking her across the world and eventually to America's Deep South.

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