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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Little Life
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'When his mother is diagnosed with 'the caterpillar of dementia', George Huitker is forced to reassess both of their lives so that they can finally move forward as the illness eats away at their relationship. In an attempt to thread together his own recent and distant experiences, Huitker begins to reveal to his mother memories and matters close to his heart that he had previously kept from her. In doing so, he begins to draw together the fractured pieces of her own fading memory and slowly repair some of the damage done by dementia's appetite for the past. In the background, the lyrics of Huitker's favourite rock songs, including many from his beloved Automatic for the People by REM, serve as a soundtrack to the salient events that he unravels. In this raw, moving and tragicomic memoir, the award-winning author of Not Just Footy and How to Succeed Without Really Winning explores the need for compassion in the face of adversity and the indelible impression that adults can have in the shaping of little lives. And vice versa.' (Ginninderra Press website)

Notes

  • Launched by John Leyshon at Radford College Junior School, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory 20 September 2010

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide - Enfield area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,: Ginninderra Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 170p.
      ISBN: 978140276474
    • Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide - Enfield area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,: Ginninderra Press , 2011 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Edition info: 2nd. ed.
      ISBN: 8781740277181

Works about this Work

Quiet Service of Caring Frank O'Shea , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 October 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Little Life George Huitker , 2010 single work autobiography
Words of Wisdom from True Role Model Lyn Mills , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 September 2010; (p. 7)
Quiet Service of Caring Frank O'Shea , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 October 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Little Life George Huitker , 2010 single work autobiography
Words of Wisdom from True Role Model Lyn Mills , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 September 2010; (p. 7)
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