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Description - Hungry Ghosts by Sally Heinrich

HUNGRY GHOSTS is the story of a young Singaporean-Chinese girl, Sarah, and her family, who migrate to Australia. During the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts Sarah meets the ghost of Pei, a Chinese girl who was not much older than Sarah when she died. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the girls share a common ancestry. Initially reluctant, Sarah helps Pei to discover the truth about events surrounding her death and the lover she believed had betrayed her. Set in contemporary Singapore and Australia, and nineteenth-century China and Australia.

Hungry Ghosts is a sprawling tale touching on issues of Chinese immigration to Australia from the 1800s to the present, and the manner and extent to which Chinese cultural identity has been maintained in expatriate Chinese communities. It also looks at the different ways in which the different generations of Sarah s family adapt to life in their new country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780734409805
ISBN-10: 073440980X
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 132mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Lothian Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Sally Heinrich

South Australian author and illustrator Sally Heinrich has illustrated numerous fiction and nonfiction books for younger readers, and written and illustrated several of her own children's titles, including EDGAR'S EGGS, WHAT SORT OF DAY? and CHERRYSTONES.

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