Libby is half-Chinese and illiterate, quirky, difficult and surprising; grappling with her own demons, with family, work and relationships. Libby's journey takes her from a country town to the city and beyond, from childhood to womanhood. It is a perilous but warmly humorous voyage of self-discovery, peopled with a memorable cast of characters - a greedy aunt, a distant mother, a treacherous lover, a lesbian friend and a determined matriarch, among others. It is an exploration of cultural diversity and longing, of uncertainty and of hope. (Publisher's blurb, back cover).