Alice Pung: One Hundred Days (Author Talk)
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, sixteen-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Not on purpose, but not entirely by accident, either. Karuna’s over-protective mother reacts badly – and confines her to their fourteenth-storey housing-commission flat, to keep her safe from the outside world – and make sure she can’t get into any more trouble. One Hundred Days is a fractured fairytale that explores the fault lines between love and control.
ALICE PUNG is an award-winning writer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of the memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Join us to hear Alice discuss her writing career and this latest novel, One Hundred Days – a story brimming with claustrophobic tension, warmth and humour – in this online event. Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered participants prior to session.