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The Yellow Papers - Dominique Wilson

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Published: 1st March 2014
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It's 1872 and China – still bruised from its defeat in the two Opium Wars – sends a group of boys, including seven-year-old Chen Mu, to America to study and bring back the secrets of the West. But nine years on Chen Mu becomes a fugitive and flees to Umberumberka, a mining town in outback Australia. He eventually finds peace working for Matthew Dawson, a rich pastoralist.

When the bubonic plague ravages Sydney, Matthew Dawson's daughter returns to her father's property with her son, Edward. But it's a lonely life for a small boy surrounded only by adults, and he soon befriends Chen Mu, forging a friendship that will last a lifetime.

Years later, Edward visits a mysterious and decadent Shanghai, where he falls in love with Ming Li, the beautiful young wife of a Chinese businessman. Invading Japanese armies tear the couple apart and years pass before they reunite, each scarred by the events of World War II and the Korean War. But will it be only to be torn apart once again?

The Yellow Papers is a story of love, obsession and friendship set against a backdrop of war and racial prejudice.

‘Moving and though-provoking. An outstanding novel of originality and psychological depth.’ Julienne van Loon

About the Author

Dominique Wilson was born in Algiers to French parents. She grew up in a country torn by civil war, until she and her family fled to Australia. Her short stories have been published nationally and read on ABC Radio, and one of her short stories was made into a short film. She was founding co-managing editor of Wet Ink: the magazine of new writing, and Chair of the Adelaide branch of International PEN. She holds a Masters and a PhD in Creative Writing.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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  • Well Written

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    An unusual story - full of twists and turns. Really felt for the characters. Read it over two days - couldn't put it down!

     
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    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Yellow Papers:

      Couldn't put it down.Not your usual story!

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      ISBN: 9781921924613
      ISBN-10: 1921924616
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: 1st March 2014
      Publisher: Transit Lounge Publishing
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 12.5
      Weight (kg): 0.44