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Unpolished Gem

(2006)
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"This story does not begin on a boat." So commences Alice Pung's memoir. This is an original take on a classic story - how a child of immigrants moves between two cultures. In place of piety and predictability, however, Unpolished Gem offers a vivid and ironic sense of both worlds. It combines the story of Pung's life growing up in suburban Footscray with the inherited stories of the women in her family - stories of madness, survival, and heartbreak. Original and brave, this is a girl's own story that introduces an unforgettable voice and captures the experience of Asian immigrants to Australia.


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Praise for this book

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


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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-86395-158-X / 978-1-86395-158-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Black Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-84627-144-4 / 978-1-84627-144-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 0-452-29000-7 / 978-0-452-29000-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume Books
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-84627-176-2 / 978-1-84627-176-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-84627-143-6 / 978-1-84627-143-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-4890-8240-9 / 978-1-4890-8240-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-74313-924-1 / 978-1-74313-924-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-74318-130-2 / 978-1-74318-130-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-74313-936-5 / 978-1-74313-936-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
ISBN: 1-74318-142-6 / 978-1-74318-142-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me
Author(s): Alice Pung
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Unpolished Gem
Author(s): Alice Pung
Publisher: Black Inc.
Availability: Amazon