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The Life of a Banana

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei. Her only friend is Jay - a mixed raced Jamaican boy with a passion for classical music.

Then Xing Li's life takes an even harsher turn: the school bullying escalates and her uncle requests she assist him in an unthinkable favour. Her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority.

Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British.

    

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June 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Life of a Banana
Author(s): Pp Wong
ISBN: 1-78719-856-1 / 978-1-78719-856-2
Publisher: Legends Press
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Life of a Banana
Author(s): PP Wong
ISBN: 1-910053-21-X / 978-1-910053-21-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Life of a Banana: The Legend Press Collection
Author(s): PP Wong
ISBN: 1-78507-979-4 / 978-1-78507-979-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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June 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Life of a Banana
Author(s): PP Wong
Publisher: Legend Press
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September 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Life of a Banana
Author(s): PP Wong
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon UK