y Handpicked single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'What is it like to stake everything on a relationship based only on letters?

Laila is desperate to escape life in the longhouse in her Malaysian village. Desperate enough to travel alone to Australia to marry Jim, a fruit-picker living in Renmark, South Australia.

Jim hasn't had much luck with women - they've always given him a hard time. He pins his hopes on Laila changing all that. Marital bliss, a new life.

But when Laila and Jim finally meet, they each discover the reality of the other, and things don't go as planned.

Handpicked is a subtle and sensitive exploration of the world of the mail-order bride. It is also a compelling and finely observed account of expectations and consequences, words and actions, truth and love.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my late parents

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2009 .
      Extent: 341p.
      ISBN: 9780732287924

Works about this Work

Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 March 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel ; The Diamond Anchor Jennifer Mills 2009 single work novel
From Fishing Village to Suburban Discontent Johanna Leggatt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 April 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Fiction Books Heidi Maier , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 - 19 April 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 April 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Siew Siang Tay , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 May 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Untitled Lachlan Jobbins , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 88 no. 7 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Take Three Veronica Sen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 24 May 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Breathing in Colour Clare Jay 2009 single work novel ; Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Fiction : Siew Siang Tay - Handpicked Pamela Allen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 119 2009; (p. 68-70)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Mixed Blessing Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 April 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 March 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel ; The Diamond Anchor Jennifer Mills 2009 single work novel
From Fishing Village to Suburban Discontent Johanna Leggatt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 April 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Fiction Books Heidi Maier , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 - 19 April 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 April 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Siew Siang Tay , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 May 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Untitled Lachlan Jobbins , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 88 no. 7 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Take Three Veronica Sen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 24 May 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Breathing in Colour Clare Jay 2009 single work novel ; Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Fiction : Siew Siang Tay - Handpicked Pamela Allen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 119 2009; (p. 68-70)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Mixed Blessing Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 April 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Handpicked Siew Siang Tay 2009 single work novel
Last amended 18 Aug 2009 09:36:39
Settings:
  • Adelaide, South Australia,
  • Renmark, Renmark area, Riverlands, Murray - Mallee area, South Australia,
  • c
    Malaysia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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