Banana Girl: A Memoir by Michele Lee

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December 2013–January 2014, no. 357
Banana Girl

Banana Girl: A Memoir

by Michele Lee

Transit Lounge, $29.95 pb, 255 pp, 9781921924552

Banana Girl: A Memoir by Michele Lee

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

Writing a memoir at the age of thirty may seem like an exercise in self-indulgence: what wisdom could one possibly impart amid the universal tumultuousness of the Saturn Return? Seemingly aware of the predicament, the author of Banana Girl doesn’t pretend to deliver any answers, her memoir instead giving a more immediate snapshot into the life of a twenty-something; specifically, the life of Michele Lee, an Asian-Australian playwright on the cusp of thirty, living in Melbourne’s inner north.

Banana Girl

Banana Girl: A Memoir

by Michele Lee

Transit Lounge, $29.95 pb, 255 pp, 9781921924552

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