“Anger prisons have no bars, they have no guards; they exist entirely inside a prisoner's head.” Beba has lived inside her very own 'Anger Prison' since she was born. Her mother had always claimed to be the legitimate daughter of an Orthodox Minister, a man of God; never revealing his true identity — that being Gavrilo Princip, the man who fired the shots that precipitated World War I.
This book tells the story of how Beba came to discover who her grandfather really was, revealing a secret kept from the world for over 100 years.
A harrowing portrayal of childhood neglect in which Beba's early years are shaped by difficult family-relations, lies and betrayals. Beba's narcissistic parents continue to haunt her until she finally breaks free from them, armed with only the willpower to keep going.
An eye-opening account of Australia through the decades ' from sexism in the workplace in the 1960s, to life in multicultural Western Sydney, to the challenges of being a woman with no real roots, this is a memoir that packs a serious punch. Beba may have been voiceless, but thanks to her determination to always turn a new-leaf, she is living proof that what doesn't break you, only makes you stronger.