The Family Law Benjamin Law
"We were never camping people," Mum says now. "Your dad never wanted to camp, and insects eat me alive. See, Asians – we're scared of dying. White people: they like to 'live life to the full', and 'die happy'." She pauses. "Asians are the opposite."
Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a born humorist – and a literary star in the making. Benjamin Law invites readers into the world of his endearing yet profoundly eccentric family. He constructs brilliantly turned essays in the style of David Sedaris, assembling a portrait that is both universal and utterly particular.
Why won't his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980's? Will Benjamin's childhood dreams of Home and Away soapie stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Read one of these stories, and you will inevitably want to read more.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR
Australia 2010 · Black Inc.
France 2011 · Editions Belfond
Film/TV Option 2011 · MatchBox Pictures
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