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Tree of Strangers (Hardback)

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Like many adopted people, filmmaker Barbara Sumner yearned to know who her

mother was. New Zealand's closed adoption laws made that almost impossible

and coloured her chaotic adolescence and adult life. When she finally tracked her

mother down, a longed-for reunion ended in tragedy. This remarkable, moving,

beautifully written memoir explores Sumner's conviction that everyone who loses

their mother suffers some degree of physiological damage. They are all grafted

onto the tree of strangers.

BiographyMemoirsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesAdoption & fostering Publisher: Massey University Press Publication Date: 10/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9780995135406  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Barbara Sumner has had a long career in film and television and a journalist. She now runs the film production company Cloud South Pictures with her husband, Tom Burstyn. She has produced three feature documentaries, a number of television commercials and instructional films. In 2009 This Way of Life, their documentary movie about a family living simply in the Ruahine Ranges, won awards at film festivals around the world. In 2020 she is enrolled at the IML at Victoria University. She lives in Napier.

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