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The permanent resident / Roanna Gonsalves.

By: Gonsalves, Roanna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crawley, W.A. : UWA Publishing, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 285 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742589022 (paperback).Subject(s): Australian fiction -- 21st century | East Indian Australians -- Social conditions -- Fiction | Social integration -- Australia -- FictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: A woman who can't swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother's offer to coach her son's soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter. A recent migrant considers taking the fall for a second generation 'friend'. A wife refuses to let her husband look at her phone. An international student gets off a train at night. Roanna Gonsalves' short stories unearth the aspirations, ambivalence and guilt laced through the lives of 21st century immigrants, steering through clashes of cultures, trials of faith, and squalls of racism. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes playful, they cut to the truth of what it means to be a modern outsider.
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Fiction GONS Available IA1304172
Default Sydenham Library (DIY)
Fiction GONS Available IA1303883
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A woman who can't swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother's offer to coach her son's soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter. A recent migrant considers taking the fall for a second generation 'friend'. A wife refuses to let her husband look at her phone. An international student gets off a train at night. Roanna Gonsalves' short stories unearth the aspirations, ambivalence and guilt laced through the lives of 21st century immigrants, steering through clashes of cultures, trials of faith, and squalls of racism. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes playful, they cut to the truth of what it means to be a modern outsider.

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