Madras A troupe of child performers are stranded, having staged a strike against their manager. Their fate now depends on the outcome of a court case, and an alliance with gentlemen of the British Raj. Based on a true story,.
Lomer has written a thoughtful novel that explores the cultural differences between Australian and Japan. Her personal experience of living in Japan and teaching English has given her an in depth understanding of what it is like to live in another country. She also has the ability to describe differences in language usage in a very humorous way.
Fire Horse Girl - When Jade Moon, born in the unlucky year of the Fire Horse, and her father immigrate to America in 1923 and are detained at Angel Island Immigration Station, Jade Moon is determined to find a way through and prove that she is not cursed.
A stunningly inventive, deeply moving fiction debut: stories that take us from the slums of Colombia to the streets of Tehran; from New York City to Iowa City; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea, in a masterly display of literary virtuosity and feeling.
Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior.
Jose Rodrigus was fourteen years old when the Indonesians came. This is his moving and extraordinary story. It is the story of his unusual relationship with Uncle Adolfo and the fighting bird they train.
This is a heart-warming tale about a girl called Rumi Vasi who is looking for more in life. She is from an Indian family who has moved to Great Britain. Rumi is different to other kids of her age as has a gift, a gift for numbers. They're like magic to her. At fourteen, Rumi is being lead steadily towards Oxford University. This story involves harsh discipline, the meaning of family, racism and a girl trying to find herself.
New Guinea Moon: Julie has grown up not knowing her father. When she comes to stay with him one long summer, she learns to appreciate not only her long-lost father and his love of flying, but also New Guinea itself and the people she meets.
Melbourne, 1943, and Mirabel is seventeen. She's leaving school, designing dresses, falling in love. Then fate intervenes, her forbidden affair is discovered, and JJ is posted back to China where a civil war is raging. Despite all warnings, Mirabel sets off for Shanghai to find him...Little Paradise is inspired by a true story.
Unpolished Gem This story does not begin on a boat. Nor does it contain any wild swans or falling leaves. In a wonderland called Footscray, a girl named Alice and her Chinese-Cambodian family pursue the Australian Dream - Asian style.
This is the English translation for Feng Shui exploring the theory behind Feng Shui and its influence on four generations of women. Set in Singapore from its birth as a nation in the century through World War II and beyond, this is a novel rich in detail.
1945 was a hard time to be a child in Japan. Many had seen their cities destroyed by US bombers. Food, fuel and materials were in short supply. Yet spirits remained high. In April Yoko Moriwaki started high school in Hiroshima, excited to be a prest
fourteen year old girl called Ko-Chin is married off in an arranged marriage. She's been taught to obey her husband and be a good and dutiful wife. But her husband is a reformer who believes she should think for herself. Soon they are both caught up in a rebellion, and Ko-Chin has to decide between her old traditions and the new western ways.