My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me
By Alice Pung
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452290006, 282pp.)
Publication Date: February 2009
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- When Alice's mother, father, aunt, and grandmother arrive in Australia, they are amazed by the shared wealth of its citizens and the generosity of the government when it comes to housing, feeding, and educating the fast-growing immigrant population. How does Pung convey the extent of her family's first impression of Australia and, as her grandmother calls it, "Father Government"?