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The hope flower [sound recording (audio book)] / Joy Dettman ; read by Deidre Rubenstein.

By: Dettman, Joy [author.]Contributor(s): Rubenstein, Deidre [narrator.] | Macmillan Audio (Firm)Material type: SoundSoundPublisher: Tullamarine, Victoria : Bolinda Audio, [2021]Copyright date: ℗2021Edition: Library edition ; UnabridgedDescription: 13 audio discs (CD) (15 hr., 19 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in containerContent type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781867532941; 1867532948Subject(s): Dysfunctional families -- Fiction | Eating disorders -- Fiction | Suicide -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Audiobooks. Read by Deidre Rubenstein.Summary: Lori Smyth-Owen isn't your average teenager, as you'd expect from the only girl in a family of 12. Or they were a family, until their father took his own life to escape his bed-bound wife, too obese to leave her room. But for Lori and the remaining brothers, there is no escape from their volatile, mentally unstable mother. They raise themselves away from the gaze of the authorities, realising that though abandoned, they are now in charge. They can control everything, including their mother's food intake. In time, their mother emerges, after losing two-thirds of her body weight. But does she bring with her the seed of hope for a better future, or will all hell break loose?
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Talking Books Davis (Central) Library
Talking Books
Talking Books DET In transit from Davis (Central) Library to Home Service since 16/03/2022 T00837486
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Read by Deidre Rubenstein.

Lori Smyth-Owen isn't your average teenager, as you'd expect from the only girl in a family of 12. Or they were a family, until their father took his own life to escape his bed-bound wife, too obese to leave her room. But for Lori and the remaining brothers, there is no escape from their volatile, mentally unstable mother. They raise themselves away from the gaze of the authorities, realising that though abandoned, they are now in charge. They can control everything, including their mother's food intake. In time, their mother emerges, after losing two-thirds of her body weight. But does she bring with her the seed of hope for a better future, or will all hell break loose?

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