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At the age of seven Dorothy Forrest and her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland. We follow her life and that of those she loves to the very end of her life - through the wilderness of a commune, to falling in love, to early marriage and motherhood, from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love.

Read by Fiona Samuel

Adapted by Anna Rogers

Produced for RNZ by Prue Langbein

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