A Chinese Affair
Paperback $27.00 - Margaret River Press
Fiction - Published: 1/Jul/2016 - ISBN: 9780994316769
Sixteen exquisite stories exploring recent
Chinese migration to Australia and elsewhere, exploring intergenerational and
interracial relationships, the search for meaning, and the effects of isolation
and the inability to express oneself in a second language.
Best-selling author, Debra Adelaide, says
Isabelle Li’s prose is powerful, exquisite and finely tuned, and each story
draws us deeper into the complex emotional and cultural dilemmas of characters
who are solitary, sensitive, perceptive and powerless, sometimes all at once.
'What does it take to master a second language, to be so skilled in that language that you’re published in it? Chinese/Australian writer and translator Isabelle Li reminds us that learning to love an adopted language does not come without its struggles.' ABC Radio National
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