The Life of a Banana (Paperback)
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The Life of a Banana (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/09/2014
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Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei. Her only friend is Jay - a mixed raced Jamaican boy with a passion for classical music.
Then Xing Li's life takes an even harsher turn: the school bullying escalates and her uncle requests she assist him in an unthinkable favour. Her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority.

Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British.

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781910053218
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Revealing in its exploration of cultural and generational conflicts and moving in its optimism'.

-- The Guardian

'Life of a Banana is so refreshingly distinct. Read it, and you will soon find yourself wanting more'.

-- The Daily Mail

'PP Wong has blazed a trail for future British Chinese novelists ... bursting with original and exciting flavours'.

-- The In dependant

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