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Helena Pastor is a Dutch-Australian writer who is passionate about the social justice possibilities of her work. Through memoir and fiction, she hopes to influence the way people think and feel about topics including troubled youth, pregnancy and birth choices, growing up in an immigrant family, and recovering a lostJewish identity. Her writing has attracted two Australian Society of Authors’ Mentorships, along with a number of residencies at Varuna Writers’ House and Bundanon. She has extensive experience as an educator, and has worked withgroups ranging from Bosnian refugees to university-level creative writing students. Helena is also a songwriter and performer. She lives in Armidale and has four sons and a grandson.

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Wild Boys: A Parent
Wild Boys: A Paren...
Helena Pastor

Wild Boys explores the challenges of ‘tough love’ from a mother’s perspective and offers an intimate insight into reconnecting teenagers with their families and communities