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Top 40 Book Club : 2012
37 hER fAThER’S DAUGhTER AlIce puNG Spanning across Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Alice Pung examines the relationship she has with her father in her latest book. Like many women in their twenty’s, Alice is looking to create her own life, attending university, moving out of home and establishing relationships outside of the family. Despite this, she still feels the emotional pull back home from her over-protective parents and it is this feeling that leads Pung to look at her father’s life. It is here that she discovers why her father feels the need to keep her close and gives her an understanding and patience of his actions. Written with the same humour and powerful imagery as her previous books, Her Father’s Daughter is a delight to read.