First person

My anodised father

An unexpected delivery causes Taryn de Vere to begin to untangle her memories of her father…

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As a four-year-old I spent many hours sitting in the hot sun on the curb outside my house, a garbage bag of my clothes by my side, waiting for my dad. I remember my mum trying to get me to wait inside the house instead and how angry I was at her lack of faith in my dad. I was sure he would come.

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