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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Dear Alice
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The story is told from the perspective of what appears to be a woman writing a letter to her dead daughter on what would have been the daughter's eighteenth birthday. The woman is from the Philippines and moved to Australia after she married an older Australian man. The marriage seems to have worked out but there is no indication of what happened to the daughter. (Source: Book)


  • Epigraph: Why stand on one foot when you can stand on two?

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Fortune Cookies Christine Harris , Milsons Point : Random House , 1998 Z387861 1998 selected work short story young adult The stories in this collection focus on Australian characters in Asia and Asians in Australia. Milsons Point : Random House , 1998 pg. 93-105
Last amended 5 Sep 2011 13:15:36
  • Manila,
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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