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At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads . . .

At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an extraordinary degree – but why?
As she digs further into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery: of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the future, of history and how it echoes down the years. Set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Her Father's Daughter captures a father–daughter relationship in a moving and astonishingly powerful way.

Winner of the non-fiction prize in the 2011 WA Premier's Book Awards

Shortlisted for the non-fiction prize in the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards

'Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.' Amy Tan

'A beautiful exploration of father-daughter relationships.' Vogue

'Remarkably tender and thoughtful.' The Sunday Age

'Pung has an extraordinary story to tell and the finesse to bring it, most movingly, to the page.' The Monthly

Reviews

Praise for Her Father's Daughter:

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'Pung makes everything she writes about shine.' – The Australian

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'Pung has an extraordinary story to tell and the finesse to bring it, most movingly, to the page.' – The Monthly

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'This is poignant, sophisticated prose, some of the finest you'll read in the genre.' – The Age

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'Written in lucid and affecting prose, Her Father's Daughter is ultimately a filial love song that carries with it the notes of acceptance and understanding.' – The Australian Book Review

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'A beautiful exploration of father-daughter relationships' – Vogue

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'Remarkably tender and thoughtful' – The Sunday Age

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'A moving tale..told in Pung's engaging style' – The Adelaide Advertiser

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'[A] rich and diverse narrative' – The Courier Mail

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781863955904

    January 30, 2013

    Black Inc (Adult)

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781863955423

    August 29, 2011

    Black Inc (Adult)

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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