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Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in common - no matter where they come from - is the desire we all share to feel that we belong.

The stories explore universal themes of love, loss, family and identity while at the same time asking crucial questions about the possibility of human connection in a globalised world. Melanie Cheng is an important new voice, offering a fresh perspective on contemporary Australia. Her effortless, unpretentious realism balances an insider's sensitivity and understanding with an outsider's clear-eyed objectivity, showing us a version of ourselves richer and more multifaceted than anything we've seen before.

©2017 Melanie Cheng (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • CB Mako
  • 10-27-17

My first short story collection audiobook

I love listening to #audiobooks, especially
when It's that part of the day when I couldn't
pick up a book because chores/cooking/laundry.
And #AustraliaDay by #MelanieCheng is my first
#shortstory collection I've listened via #Audible.
The collection is diverse, with an eclectic set of stories. And as a carer, we've always be at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital, so to listen to a short story from a POV of a #POC doctor was fascinating.
Thank you, Dr Mel for making your book available on Audible. #WeNeedDiverseBooks including audiobook format