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'An Asian boy and an Australian girl are to be separated at the end of their senior schooling because of family expectations but not before an act of defiance' (Source: The Source).
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yA Taste of CockroachAllan Baillie,
Camberwell:Penguin,2005Z11920602005selected work short story 'Here is a journey that begins with a shuddering disaster in the Himalayas, and ends with an ill-starred romance on Mars. In between are adventures down the rivers of Cambodia and Laos, battles with bulls in Australian country towns, encounters with French agents, freelance photography assignments, handbag-snatchers in Naples, thong-flingers in Rangoon, bread queues in Afghanistan, and more' (Source: back cover blurb).Camberwell:Penguin,2005