Questions asked by a reader!
Updated: Nov 5, 2022
1) Why did I not leave home before or after the birth of my sister?
In the back of my mind, I was always concerned for both, my mother's and my sister's safety and well-being, I always felt that being a man I had the responsibility to try and keep them both safe.
I guess I had always felt I was my mother's keeper and trying to protect her from my father's violent behaviour.
2) What was it like at the Convent?
Contemplating extending the story and expressing the unpleasantness of my experiences in the Convent, I felt that what I was exposed to was irrelevant to the story and therefore compelled me to continue writing about my toxic relationship with my father.
3) Why did my wife and I help my sister come to Australia?
It's a question I often ask myself, but unfortunately, we had no choice!
At the time, my sister was trying to escape from our parents and asked for our support in sponsoring and helping her immigrate to Australia, in the end, as usual, it all blew up in our faces.