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The Permanent Resident  - Roanna Gonsalves

Paperback Published: 1st November 2016
ISBN: 9781742589022
Number Of Pages: 280

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Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2018 for Multicultural NSW Award

A woman who can’t swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother’s offer to coach her son’s soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter. A recent migrant considers taking the fall for a second generation ‘friend’. A wife refuses to let her husband look at her phone. An international student gets off a train at night.

Roanna Gonsalves’ short stories unearth the aspirations, ambivalence and guilt laced through the lives of 21st century immigrants, steering through clashes of cultures, trials of faith, and squalls of racism. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes playful, they cut to the truth of what it means to be a modern outsider.

Funny, poignant and smart


This book combines humour and an acerbic with acute human observation. Hilarious and moving. Read it. Also just won a Prime Minister's Literary Award. Well deserved.



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ISBN: 9781742589022
ISBN-10: 1742589022
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st November 2016
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.4

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