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Alice Pung
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Close to Home: Selected Writings

Alice Pung


9781760640910

Black Inc


Memoirs;
Social issues & processes


Paperback

288 pages

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This delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for fans and new readers alike.

In 2006, Alice Pung published Unpolished Gem, her award-winning memoir of growing up Chinese-Australian in working-class Footscray. Since then, she has written on everything from the role of grandparents to the corrosive effects of racism; from the importance of literature to the legacy of her parents' migration from Cambodia as asylum seekers. In all of this, a central thread is the idea of home- how the places we live and the connections we form shape who we become, and what homecoming can mean to those who build their lives in Australia.

'Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.' -Amy Tan

By:   Alice Pung
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   358g
ISBN:   9781760640910
ISBN 10:   1760640913
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alice Pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter and the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her most recent book is On John Marsden. Her first novel, Laurinda, won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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