Unpolished GemAudiobook CD - 2006
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. Armed with an ocker accent, Alice dives headfirst into schooling, romance and the getting of wisdom. Her mother becomes an Aussie battler - an outworker, that is. Her father embraces the miracle of franchising and opens an electrical-appliance store. And every day her grandmother blesses Father Government for giving old people money. Unpolished Gem is a book rich in comedy, a loving and irreverent portrait of a family, its everyday struggles and bittersweet triumphs.
Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. : Louis Braille Audio, 2006.
Branch Call Number: AUD PUN
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (CD)(8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.