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Publisher Description

The bestselling memoir from acclaimed writer Alice Pung.



Includes a free chapter of Alice Pung's new book Her Father's Daughter.



This is an original take on a classic story - how a child of immigrants moves between two cultures. In place of piety and predictability, however, Unpolished Gem offers a vivid and ironic sense of both worlds. It combines the story of Pung's life growing up in suburban Footscray with the inherited stories of the women in her family - stories of madness, survival and heartbreak. Original and brave, this is a girl's own story that introduces an unforgettable voice and captures the experience of Asian immigrants to Australia.



‘Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.’ —Amy Tan



‘There’s something striking on every page of Unpolished Gem.’ —Helen Garner



Unpolished Gem is virtuoso storytelling.’ —The Australian



‘A memoir so vivid that images from it linger behind your eyelids.’ —The Age



‘Intelligent and touching’ —The Herald Sun



Unpolished Gem is a delightful read – a funny, touching debut from a writer we’re sure to hear more from.’ —The Courier Mail

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2006
31 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
SELLER
Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Media Pty Ltd
SIZE
897.6
KB

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