Alice Pung: Her Father's Daughter

Filial love song

Thuy On


Her Father’s Daughter
by Alice Pung
Black Inc., $29.95 pb, 244 pp, 9781863955423


It is a mark perhaps of her publisher’s confidence and her own bestselling status that the cover of Alice Pung’s second book has her name in large print, dwarfing even the title itself. Her Father’s Daughter is the sequel to Pung’s Unpolished Gem (2006), and the memoir picks up a couple of years later with the author having dusted away adolescence and now being in the midst of the equally bewildering twenty-something years.

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Thuy On

Thuy On

Thuy On is a Melbourne-based reviewer, copywriter, and manuscript assessor. She has contributed freelance reviews to publications including Australian Book Review, The Age, The Australian, Bookseller & Publisher, and The Big Issue. She has been a bookworm since she first began reading and is now rediscovering the beauty of picture books with her three-year-old daughter.

Published in September 2011 no. 334

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