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The bestselling memoir from acclaimed writer Alice Pung.
Includes a free chapter of Alice Pung's new book Her Father's Daughter.
This is an original take on a classic story - how a child of immigrants moves between two cultures. In place of piety and predictability, however, Unpolished Gem offers a vivid and ironic sense of both worlds. It combines the story of Pung's life growing up in suburban Footscray with the inherited stories of the women in her family - stories of madness, survival and heartbreak. Original and brave, this is a girl's own story that introduces an unforgettable voice and captures the experience of Asian immigrants to Australia.
‘Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.’ —Amy Tan
‘There’s something striking on every page of Unpolished Gem.’ —Helen Garner
‘Unpolished Gem is virtuoso storytelling.’ —The Australian
‘A memoir so vivid that images from it linger behind your eyelids.’ —The Age
‘Intelligent and touching’ —The Herald Sun
‘Unpolished Gem is a delightful read – a funny, touching debut from a writer we’re sure to hear more from.’ —The Courier Mail