Behind the MoonAuthor: Hsu-Ming Teo
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Binding: Paperback Book
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Featured in the October, 2005 magazine
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ustin Cheong, Tien Ho and Nigel Gibbo' Gibson have been best friends since school in a world divided along ethnic lines into skips, wogs and slopes. Together they've survived a suburban tragedy, compulsory karaoke nights and Justin's mother's obsession with clean toilets. They thought they would always be there for each other but they hadn't counted on the effects of jealousy, betrayal, and their desire to escape themselves. Ho Ly-Linh, Tien's mother, wasn't around for much of Tien's childhood. Left behind in a rapidly changing Vietnam, she risked everything to follow her family to Australia. Having spent so much of this dangerous journey alone, she is ready now to find love. On Saturday, 6 September 1997 they all meet at the Cheongs' house for the first time in years because Princess Diana is dead and their mothers have decided to hold a Dead Diana Dinner to watch the funeral on television. Nobody realises just how explosive this dinner will be, or how complicated life is going to get. This is a story of three families' discovery of the meaning of love and friendship.
Behind the Moon is a satisfying, original and thought-provoking pleasure.
Review by: Carolann Castagna
AwardsAward: NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2006 Prize: Shortlisted Community Relations Commission Award