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Like Spilled Water

By Jennie Liu

Nineteen-year-old Na has always lived in the shadow of her younger brother, Bao-bao, her parents' cherished son. Years ago, Na's parents left her in the countryside and went to work in the city, bringing Bao-bao along and committing everything to his educ

But when Bao-bao dies suddenly, Na realizes how little she knew him. Did he really kill himself because of a low score on China's all-important college entrance exam? Na learns that Bao-bao had many secrets and that his death may not be what it seems. Na's parents expect her to quit her vocational school and go to work, forcing Na to confront traditional expectations for and pressures on young women.

  • Chinese-American author opens a window to a culture strikingly different from yet also poignantly relatable to the world Australian readers know
  • Element of mystery/suspense makes the story a page turner
  • Compellingly and sensitively examines societal roles and expectations for young women

About the author

Jennie Liu is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Having been brought up with an ear to two cultures, she has been fascinated by the attitudes, social policies, and changes in China each time she visits. She lives in Western North Carolina with her husband and two boys.

ISBN: 9781541572904
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 5, 2020
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 216pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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