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But the girl : a novel / Jessica Zhan Mei Yu.

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  • ISBN: 195121398X
  • ISBN: 9781951213985
  • Physical Description: 270 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : The Unnamed Press, [2024]

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General Note:
First published in Australia by Penguin Random House and in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape.
Summary, etc.:
"Shortly after flight MAS370 goes missing, scholarship student Girl borads her own mysterious flight from Australia to London to work on a dissertation on Sylvia Plath and her "postcolonial novel" (If only she could work out just what that means). Though she is ambivalent towards academia and its trappings, Girl relishes the freedom that has come with distance from the expectation and judgements of her very tight-knit Malaysian-Australian family. At last Girl has an opportunity to live on her own terms. Unfolding across Girl's time at an artist residency in Scotland as she makes friends and enemies alike in a world far removed from any she's ever known, But the Girl is a wry and playfully philosophical coming-of-age novel that reveals the joys, embarassments, pleasures, and agonies of trying to discover and understand who you are. Girl grapples with the long shadow of colonialism, the pressure of expectations in immigrant families, and the difficult fact that those closest to us oftentimes remain the most unknowable." --Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Women doctoral students > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Malaysians > Fiction.
Australians > Scotland > Fiction.
Malaysian Australians > Fiction
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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