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The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling
(2019)

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Wai Chim

by Wai Chim

A novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from a mental illness.

About the book

Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.

But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family.

Praise for The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

A book with a huge heartbeat and so much love infused in every page

Alice Pung
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Wai Chim

Wai Chim is the award-winning author of children and YA titles including The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling.