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Dancing on the Carpet single work   short story   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Dancing on the Carpet
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This short story from Fortune Cookies focuses on Miki, a Japanese exchange student, who comes to Australia and falls in love with a boy in her class, Joe Ciarla. When her father turns up Miki has to choose whether to obey her father by returning home or staying in Australia where she can continue her relationship with Joe.


  • Epigraph: A mirror does not show the heart.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains a Japanese character.

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    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. 121-145
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