The Wong Way to Marry
Poulter, C. A.
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Your ordinary, average, suburban, extended, post-war immigrant Chinese family - steeped in tradition and old-fashioned family values.
This is Lillie's story - their second daughter. Feisty, independent and unlike her compliant older sister Jane, Lillie questions and challenges the dictates of her traditional upbringing. An Asian girl, with a western mindset - caught between cultures.
Her love of rock 'n' roll takes her into a world of music and mayhem.
She falls in love with a dreaded gweilo (white boy) - which is strictly forbidden.
Stu, a scruffy, longhaired, hippie muso - permanently broke and driving a clapped out old rust-bucket of a car, is far from suitable marriage material. Lillie's mother, hell bent on getting all her children wed to the right people, would certainly not approve of him.
Daria - Lillie's younger sister is plain, serious, and incredibly fussy, searching for 'the perfect husband.'
Pete, their brother, just can't get it together. He gets drunk, stoned and busted by the cops because of his dodgy mates. Chinese girls hate him.
The two teenage girls are watching with great interest.
Will mother succeed in her mission?
Who find love, fortune or happiness?
A hilarious, heart-warming and incredibly funny tale of growing up ethnic…and the consequences of defying tradition.
Colleen A Poulter is a critically acclaimed writer of culture down under. Her books have received rave reviews, been nominated for a literary award and been featured in press on both sides of the Tasman and on television. She is also an award winning artist – in 2006 & 2009 the Royal Art Society of NSW presented her with awards for drawing and portraiture.