One Hundred Days

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An Astounding Coming-of-Age Story: Read an Extract from One Hundred Days by Alice Pung

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16 June 2021

An Astounding Coming-of-Age Story: Read an Extract from One Hundred Days by Alice Pung

    A Fractured Fairytale: Read our Review of One Hundred Days by Alice Pung

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    15 June 2021

    A Fractured Fairytale: Read our Review of One Hundred Days by Alice Pung

      Publisher details

      One Hundred Days
      Author
      Alice Pung
      Publisher
      Black Inc.
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      01 June, 2021

      Synopsis

      From one of Australia’s most celebrated authors comes a mother–daughter drama exploring the faultlines between love and control. One hundred days. It’s no time at all, she tells me. But she’s not the one waiting. In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, sixteen-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Not on purpose, but not entirely by accident, either. Incensed, Karuna’s mother, already over-protective, 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. Stuck inside for endless hours, Karuna battles her mother and herself for a sense of power in her own life, as a new life forms and grows within her. As the due date draws ever closer, the question of who will get to raise the baby – who it will call Mum – festers between them. One Hundred Days is a fractured fairytale exploring the faultlines between love and control. At times tense and claustrophobic, it is nevertheless brimming with humour, warmth and character. It is a magnificent new work from one of Australia’s most celebrated writers.
      Alice Pung
      About the author

      Alice Pung

      Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia. Alice’s work has appeared in the MonthlyGood Weekend, the AgeThe Best Australian Stories and Meanjin

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