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'A novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from mental illness, from the highly commended author of Freedom Swimmer.

'Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.

'But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

'A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family, and the surprising power of a good dumpling.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2019 .
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      Extent: 400 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2019.

      ISBN: 9781760631581
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Scholastic Press ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 10 November 2020.
      ISBN: 9781338656114, 1338656112

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Works about this Work

Reading and Viewing Deborah McPherson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 55 no. 2 2020; (p. 58-63)

— Review of The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim , 2019 single work novel ; How It Feels to Float Helena Fox , 2019 single work novel ; The Coconut Children Vivian Pham , 2017 single work novel ; The Yield Tara June Winch , 2019 single work novel ; Fire Front : First Nations Poetry and Power Today 2020 anthology poetry essay ; A Ghost In My Suitcase Gabrielle Wang , 2009 single work children's fiction
Is Blood Everything? Four New Young Adult Novels Emily Gallagher , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 417 2019; (p. 54-55)

— Review of My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel ; This is How We Change the Ending Vikki Wakefield , 2019 single work novel ; It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim , 2019 single work novel
'A whistleblower’s child hides from a drug ring in the Blue Mountains. A sixteen-year-old rolls through life like an armadillo. A Melbourne high-school graduate wrestles with her insecurities. The daughter of a Chinese restaurateur juggles her responsibility to care for her siblings as her mother’s health deteriorates.' (Introduction)
Is Blood Everything? Four New Young Adult Novels Emily Gallagher , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 417 2019; (p. 54-55)

— Review of My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel ; This is How We Change the Ending Vikki Wakefield , 2019 single work novel ; It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim , 2019 single work novel
'A whistleblower’s child hides from a drug ring in the Blue Mountains. A sixteen-year-old rolls through life like an armadillo. A Melbourne high-school graduate wrestles with her insecurities. The daughter of a Chinese restaurateur juggles her responsibility to care for her siblings as her mother’s health deteriorates.' (Introduction)
Reading and Viewing Deborah McPherson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 55 no. 2 2020; (p. 58-63)

— Review of The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim , 2019 single work novel ; How It Feels to Float Helena Fox , 2019 single work novel ; The Coconut Children Vivian Pham , 2017 single work novel ; The Yield Tara June Winch , 2019 single work novel ; Fire Front : First Nations Poetry and Power Today 2020 anthology poetry essay ; A Ghost In My Suitcase Gabrielle Wang , 2009 single work children's fiction
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