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The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (Paperback, 2019)

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The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (Uncorrected Proof Copy, Signed)

Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.

But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family, and the surprising power of a good dumpling.

About the Author

Wai Chim is a first-generation Chinese-American from New York City. She grew up speaking Cantonese at home and absorbing Western culture through books, TV and school. She spent some time living in Japan before making Sydney, Australia, her permanent home. Her previous books include the Chook Chook series and Shaozhen, part of the Through My Eyes: Natural Disaster Zone series. Her novel Freedom Swimmer was shortlisted for the inaugural Readings Young Adult Book Prize and the Sakura Medal, and was a Children's Book Council Notable Book. In addition to writing, Wai works as a digital producer/web developer for The Starlight Children's Foundation.

 

 Paperback | 400 pages

 128 x 198mm | 340g

 

 Allen & Unwin

 Allen & Unwin Children's Books

Edition Statement: Uncorrected Proof

 Sydney, Australia

 English

 1760631582

 9781760631581

 

Condition: Very Good

A secondhand book that has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. The author has written a personalised message and signed the title page in black pen. Very minimal wear and tear.