Author(s): Alice Pung
At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an extraordinary degree - but why?
As she digs further into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery: of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the future, of history and how it echoes down the years. Set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Her Father's Daughter captures a father-daughter relationship in a moving and astonishingly powerful way.
Winner of theNon-Fiction Prize: 2011 Western Australian Book Awards
Shortlisted for the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards
Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter, and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia.