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Unpolished Gem
Unpolished Gem
THIS STORY does not begin on a boat. Nor does it contain any wild swans or falling leaves. In a wonderland called Footscray, a girl named Alice and her Chinese-Cambodian family pursue the Australian Dream - Asian style. Armed with an ocker accent, Alice dives head-first into schooling, romance and the getting of wisdom. Her mother becomes an Aussie battler - an outworker, that is. Her father embraces the miracle of franchising and opens an electrical-appliance store. And every day her grandmother blesses Father Government for giving old people money. Unpolished Gem is a book rich in comedy, a loving and irreverent portrait of a family, its everyday struggles and bitter sweet triumphs. With it, Australian writing gains an unforgettable new voice.
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NZ$ 39.99

Book Author
Alice Pung
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Black Inc. Publishing
Approximate delivery

UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

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