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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The City of Sealions
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'Lian is a stranger in a strange land, fighting her mother, Phi-Van, from afar. Haunted by her mother's story, Lian has run to the other side of the world, only to discover the true nature of what it means to be an outsider. As she loses herself in the confusing life of Yemen, her new foster mother country, she cannot see that the tyranny of Phi-Van's greater suffering is also her lifeline. But she must break too before she can grow.

'This is a rich and strange journey under the sea to the place that defines and limits us all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Roger, face to the salt spray and a wild sea

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 , 2002 .
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      Extent: 230p.
      ISBN: 1865086177

Works about this Work

Transitions : Rites of Passage as Border Crossings in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Rachel Slater , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing 2010; (p. 207-223)
The novels examined in this criticism focus on Asian-Australian women in contemporary Australia. Examples of the difficulties and identity-threatening tranisitions the characters undergo in their efforts to move across the borders of two cultures are given particular attention. Both authors share a dynamic engagement with notions of female subjectivity which provide insight into ways of belonging in Australia and the world.
Eva Sallis : Creativity in Literature and Politics Raghid Nahhas , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kalimat : An International Periodical of English and Arabic Creative Writing , June no. 18 (Arabic) 2004; (p. 31-40)
Untitled Sue Thomas , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , November vol. 18 no. 42 2003; (p. 329-331)

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
Possibilities for Australia Lisa Slater , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 62 no. 3 2002; (p. 197-200)

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
On the Crossroads of Cultures Jasna Novakovic , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 14 no. 2 2002;

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
On the Crossroads of Cultures Jasna Novakovic , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 14 no. 2 2002;

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
Possibilities for Australia Lisa Slater , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 62 no. 3 2002; (p. 197-200)

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Sue Thomas , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , November vol. 18 no. 42 2003; (p. 329-331)

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
Sallis's Sea of Migrant Metaphors Thuy On , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 49)

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
Arab Society in Down-Under Mode Michael Sharkey , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23-24 March 2002; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel
Eva Sallis : Creativity in Literature and Politics Raghid Nahhas , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kalimat : An International Periodical of English and Arabic Creative Writing , June no. 18 (Arabic) 2004; (p. 31-40)
Transitions : Rites of Passage as Border Crossings in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Rachel Slater , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing 2010; (p. 207-223)
The novels examined in this criticism focus on Asian-Australian women in contemporary Australia. Examples of the difficulties and identity-threatening tranisitions the characters undergo in their efforts to move across the borders of two cultures are given particular attention. Both authors share a dynamic engagement with notions of female subjectivity which provide insight into ways of belonging in Australia and the world.
City of Sealions by Eva Sallis Mario La Marca , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 10 no. 2 2002; (p. 17)
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