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Unpolished gem / Alice Pung.

Unpolished gem / Alice Pung.
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ISBN 9781863951586 (paperback)
Author Pung, Alice author.
Title Unpolished gem / Alice Pung.
Publisher/Date Melbourne : Black Inc., 2006.
Pagination etc. 282 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary Note Original and brave, this is a girl's own story that introduces an unforgettable voice and captures the experience of Asian immigrants to Australia. 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. This is a book rich in comedy, a loving and irreverent portrait of a family, its everyday struggles and bittersweet triumphs. With it, Australian writing gains an unforgettable new voice.
Subject - Name Pung, Alice
Subject Children of immigrants -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Biography
Asians -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Biography
Asians -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Social life and customs
Chinese -- Australia -- Social life and customs
Cambodians -- Australia -- Social life and customs
Australia -- Ethnic relations
Shelf Location HSC 305.895 PUNG
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