'In total confusion I clutched the lambskin to my chest. It was still perfumed with Tanya's baby scent. Surely he would not have taken her without her security blanket?'
In 1977, Margaret Wilcox faces every mother's worst nightmare - the abduction of her child. The kidnapper is not a stranger but the child's father, Hadi.
Gone tells the dramatic story of Margaret's long search to be reunited with Tanya, a journey that takes her all over the world and into the darkest corners of the human psyche. At every turn she is thwarted by uncaring bureaucracies and clumsy legal systems that insist when it comes to child custody, possession is nine-tenths of the law.
Inspiring, unforgettable and profoundly moving, this is the story of hope against reason, and the determination of a mother whose only dream is to once again hold her child in her arms.
'It was 14 long years before Margaret Wilcox got to hug her daughter again, yet not for one second does this gutsy Australian contemplate giving up. Bravo.' Australian Women's Weekly
'A dramatic and absorbing read about heartache and the strength of the mother-child bond.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher
'Impossible to stop reading.' Sunday Mail
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2009