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Tuan Nguyen and his father attempt to escape from Vietnam by crossing the mountains on foot. When they come across a group of refugees being transported across the border by helicopter Tuan's father blackmails the soldiers into allowing Tuan onto the next helicopter to safety. Tuan eventually arrives in Australia where he constantly lives in hope that his father will turn up.


  • Epigraph: Water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

Affiliation Notes

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

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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. 147-157
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