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Roanna Gonsalves
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The Permanent Resident

Roanna Gonsalves


University of Western Aus

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


280 pages

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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— Starting life in another country is the subject matter of Roanna Gonsalves short story collection titled The Permanent Resident. The thought-provoking stories here are of people facing the challenges of fitting in and being accepted in their new country as they try to do the things we all hope to do - get good jobs, form friendships, find love, start families. Some amusing, some poignant and offering cross-cultural insights on negotiating a new country - its potential and its potential threats. Craig Kirchner


A woman who can't swim wades into a suburban pool.

An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner.

A single mother's offer to coach her son's soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter.

A recent migrant considers taking the fall for a second generation 'friend'.

A wife refuses to let her husband look at her phone.

An international student gets off a train at night.

Roanna Gonsalves' short stories unearth the aspirations, ambivalence and guilt laced through the lives of 21st century immigrants, steering through clashes of cultures, trials of faith, and squalls of racism. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes playful, they cut to the truth of what it means to be a modern outsider.

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By:   Roanna Gonsalves
Imprint:   University of Western Aus
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781742589022
ISBN 10:   1742589022
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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