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Sunshine & Shadow

A Brothers' Story

Sunshine & Shadow by Larry Writer
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A moving Australian story about the power of brotherly love over poverty and circumstance, a tale of playing the hand you've been dealt. At the age of twenty-one, James Dack found himself alone and responsible for raising his younger brother Stephen when their cherished mother lost her battle with cancer. Long estranged from their abusive father, the pair became homeless and took up residence at the local Police Citizens Youth Club.

Through determination and loyalty to each other - and with the memory of their mother's love as the compass by which they kept their bearings - the brothers survived the often brutal culture of the inner-city public housing estates they had always called home and found their places in the world. James obtained work as a hospital orderly to keep his brother at school, but soon found some influential mentors who led him to becoming one of the most successful and respected figures in Australian real estate today.

Stephen - always battling the alcoholism he shared with his father - became a professional boxer, then a street sweeper to support his studies and eventually a criminal lawyer who earned the loyalty of many. The brothers always remained true to the neighbourhood that shaped them, spending much of their time supporting young people in difficult circumstances. That was until Stephen - wanting most to avoid hurting those who loved him - took the ultimate step to destroy his demons.

In Sunshine & Shadow, James and Stephen tell their remarkable story, with both searing honesty and heartfelt emotion.

Allen & Unwin; April 2010
320 pages; ISBN 9781742662060
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Title: Sunshine & Shadow
Author: Larry Writer
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