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At the age of 21, James Dack found himself alone and responsible for raising his younger brother, Stephen, when their loving mother lost a long battle with cancer. Long estranged from their abusive and alcoholic father, the pair were soon homeless and sleeping on the floor of the gym at the local Police Citizens Youth Club. This is the powerful story of the brothers' struggle to survive the often brutal culture of the inner-city public housing estates they called home and find their places in the world - James as a real estate millionaire and Steve, after battling alcoholism, as a criminal lawyer - without going far from the neighbourhood that shaped them. It's also a story of loyalty, to each other, their heartland Woolloomooloo in Sydney, and most of all, to the memory of their mother, whose love was always the compass that ensured they kept their bearings.
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Larry Writer is the author of The Australian Book of True Crime, the Ned Kelly Award-winning Razor, Pleasure and Pain, and Never Before, Never Again. He is a former editor, senior journalist and London bureau chief with Australian Consolidated Press and Time Inc. Magazines. Larry lives in Sydney with his family. James Dack was one of the founding members of McGrath Estate Agents in 1989 and is now holds the position of Sales Director. Recognised as one of the most successful real estate agents in Australia, he has been their number one sales person for the past 19 years. An active member of Sydney's eastern suburbs community, James has been very much involved in the Police and Community Youth Club movement over the last 20 years and as President of the Woolloomooloo City of Sydney PCYC for the last 8 years. Over the past ten years, he has also helped raise over two million dollars for various charities and institutions.

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