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The Resource I belong to no one, Gwen Wilson

I belong to no one, Gwen Wilson

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I belong to no one
Title
I belong to no one
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Gwen Wilson
Title variation
  • I belong to no one
  • One woman's true story of family violence, forced adoption and ultimate triumphant survival.
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one woman's true story of family violence, forced adoption and ultimate triumphant survival
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Language
eng
Summary
A teenager in the 1970s, Gwen Wilson grew up in Western Sydney. It was a tough childhood. Illegitimate, fatherless - her mother in and out of psychiatric hospitals; it would have been easy for anyone to despair and give up. Yet Gwen had hope. Despite it all, she was a good student, fighting hard for a scholarship and a brighter future. Then she met Colin. Someone to love who would love her back. But that short-lived love wasn't the sanctuary Gwen was looking for. It was the start of a living hell. Rape was just the beginning. By sixteen she was pregnant, her education abandoned. Australian society did not tolerate single mothers; prejudice and discrimination followed her everywhere. In an effort to save her son, Jason, from the illegitimacy and deprivation she'd grown up with, Gwen chose to marry Colin - and too quickly the nightmare of physical abuse, poverty and homelessness seemed inescapable. In 1974, in the dying days of the forced adoption era in Australia, this isolated teenager was compelled to make a decision about her child that would tear her life apart, one she would never truly come to terms with. I belong to no one is one woman's story of all she lost and how hard she fought to survive and eventually triumph
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
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1955-
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Wilson, Gwen
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wilson, Gwen
  • Women
  • Abused women
  • Family violence
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I belong to no one, Gwen Wilson
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Publication
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053984244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780733634079
System control number
(OCoLC)900156375
Label
I belong to no one, Gwen Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053984244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780733634079
System control number
(OCoLC)900156375

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