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Ruth Clare Ruth Clare i(9310153 works by)
Born: Established: Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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Ruth Clare was born in Brisbane, raised in Rockhampton and now lives in Melbourne.

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y separately published work icon Enemy : A Daughter's Story of How Her Father Brought the Vietnam War Home Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9310170 2016 single work autobiography

'Ruth Clare's father came back from the Vietnam War a changed man: a violent, controlling parent and a dominating, aggressive husband. Through a childhood of being constantly on guard, with no one to protect her but herself, Ruth learned to be strong and fierce in the face of fear.

'After escaping her difficult upbringing, Ruth went on to have a family of her own. Facing the challenges of parenting brought her past back to life, and she lived in fear that she was doomed to repeat her father's behaviour. Wanting to understand the experiences that had damaged her father, she met with other veterans and began listening to their stories, of war, conscription, returning to civilian life. What Ruth uncovered left her with a surprising empathy for the man who caused her so much pain and heartache.

'Weaving a striking personal narrative with a revelatory exploration of the effects of war, Enemy is a bold, compelling and ultimately triumphant memoir from a hugely impressive new Australian writer.' (Publication summary)

2017 joint winner Asher Literary Award
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