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Main Title: Australia day / Melanie Cheng. Book Cover
Author: Cheng, Melanie, author.
Imprint: Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, 2017.
Collation: paperback ; 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Subject: Australian short stories
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominations
Australian fiction
ISBN: 9781925498592
This is a collection of stories by Melanie Cheng. The people she writes abut 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.

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.

Shortlist for the 2017 Readings Prize
Winner the Prize for Fiction Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2018
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Stacks 823.4 CHE.MEL Available