Autobiography/Memoir

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Inside Out: An Autobiography

Adamson Robert

2004

Inside Out is a story about survival and taking risks, about seizing the moment and living with the consequences, about the adventure of being alive. IRobert Adamson tells the story of his childhood and early adulthood in fifties and sixties Australia/ He then spends much of his adolescence in and out of boys' homes and later prisons. In between stints inside he works as a pastrycook and becomes besotted with the sultry, dark-haired Carol. Together they take off on a wild road trip to Queensland - a journey that could only ever have one ending. But prison has its own destiny for young Robert. It introduces this sensitive, responsive young man to the debating society, to books, and to a love affair with words. It sets alight Adamson's imagination and fosters his dream of becoming a writer.