I feel myself slipping into Amnesia. All the stories of my life slipping away. I am his guardian. I cannot leave my post. Sometimes I think if they just took Warren away I'd forget about him in a week... Every voice is saying, 'Give it away, girlie! After all these years, after all you know about him, don't let them do it to him!' - Kate in Paydirt *** When Kate, a white Australian foster mother, takes her 18-year old Torres Straight Islander foster son back to Brisbane to meet his sick birth mother, Kate's own mother has a homecoming of a very different kind planned for her daughter. Unfolding via four dramatic monologues, Paydirt paints a portrait of contemporary Australia that is that is anything but black versus white.
Publication Date: 7/1/2007