Her Father's Daughter by Alice Pung
'Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.' – Amy Tan
At twenty-something, Alice is hungry for the milestones of young womanhood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes away from home, she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her Chinese-Cambodian 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.
About The Author
Alice Pung is the author of the memoir Unpolished Gem. In 2008, Alice edited the collection Growing Up Asian in Australia.
Paperback | 256 pages
153 x 234 x 19mm | 345g
29 Aug 2011
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including ver minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. A previous owner has also written their name in black pen on the inside of the front cover.All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.