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The Life of a Banana

Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction PP Wong has blazed a trail for future British Chinese novelists ... bursting with original and exciting flavours'. The Independant 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. PP Wong has delivered a unique and realistic young adult drama that is bursting with original content style and emotion.
Product Overview
ISBN 9781787198562
Categories Fiction, Teenage / Young Adult
Author(s) P. P. Wong
Publisher Legend Press
Pages 269
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.90cm x 1.70cm x 19.80cm
Weight 0.25 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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