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Description - Her Father's Daughter by Alice Pung

At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood- leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads . . .
At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood- leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads- the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an extraordinary degree - but why?
As she digs further into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery- of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the future, of history and how it echoes down the years. Set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Her Father's Daughter captures a father-daughter relationship in a moving and astonishingly powerful way.

Winner of the non-fiction prize in the 2011 WA Premier's Book Awards

Shortlisted for the non-fiction prize in the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards

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

'A beautiful exploration of father-daughter relationships.' Vogue

'Remarkably tender and thoughtful.' The Sunday Age

'Pung has an extraordinary story to tell and the finesse to bring it, most movingly, to the page.' The Monthly

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781863955904
ISBN-10: 1863955909
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Black Inc.
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Alice Pung

Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter, and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia.

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