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by Olsson, Kristina

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TitleBoy, lost : a family memoir
Author / Responsible partyOlsson, Kristina
TopicsBiography. Mother and child -- Australia. Missing children -- Australia. Family secrets. Young women -- Australia -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Kristina Olsson's mother lost her infant son, Peter, when he was snatched from her arms as she boarded a train in the hot summer of 1950. She was young and frightened, trying to escape a brutal marriage, but despite the violence and cruelty she'd endured, she was not prepared for this final blow, this breathtaking punishment. Yvonne would not see her son again for nearly 40 years. Kristina was the first child of her mother's subsequent, much gentler marriage and, like her siblings, grew up unaware of the reasons behind her mother's sorrow, though Peter's absence resounded through the family, marking each one. Yvonne dreamt of her son by day and by night, while Peter grew up a thousand miles and a lifetime away, dreaming of his missing mother.

Additional Information

System control numberE13406
Original Print PublisherSt. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2013.
Narrator NameKaye Stevenson.
Participant or performer noteKaye Stevenson.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator