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Australia Day

Author: Melanie Cheng
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in common-no matter where they come from-is the desire we all share to feel that we belong. The stories explore universal themes of love, loss, family and identity, while at the same time asking crucial questions about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Cheng
ISBN: 9781925498592 192549859X
OCLC Number: 980283428
Awards: Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2018 (Australia)
Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2016 (Australia)
Short-listed for Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2017 (Australia)
Long-listed for Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2018 (Australia)
Description: 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Australia Day --
Big problems --
Macca --
Clear blue seas --
Ticket-holder Number 5 --
Hotel Cambodia --
Things that grow --
Fracture --
Toy town --
Doughnuts --
Allomother --
White sparrow --
Muse --
A good and pleasant thing.
Responsibility: Melanie Cheng.

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Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in common-no matter where they come from-is the desire we all share to feel that we belong. The stories explore universal themes of love, loss, family and identity, while at the same time asking crucial questions about the possibility of human connection in a globalised world. Melanie Cheng is an important new voice, offering a fresh perspective on contemporary Australia. Her effortless, unpretentious realism balances an insider's sensitivity and understanding with an outsider's clear-eyed objectivity, showing us a version of ourselves richer and more multifaceted than anything we've seen before.

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