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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Pung Narrator: Melissa Chambers Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This story does not begin on a boat. So commences Alice Pung's memoir. 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chantal | 2/2/2014

    " Lovely way with words, great sense of humour, interesting perspective of cultural assimilation into Australia...but I found it difficult to stay engaged with the story; there was little uplifting or to look forward to and the ending was strange, to say the least. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dragonsally | 1/20/2014

    " It was great to read a book set in my locality - even without that link it is a fantastic book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kiri | 1/1/2014

    " Potentially insightful cross-cultural comparison, turned self-indulgent dribble. I very much enjoyed some small parts of this book, but as a whole I was pretty disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Taz | 11/22/2013

    " fabulous reading a book set in footscray "

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