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Stone Sky Gold Mountain

Stone Sky Gold Mountain

by Mirandi Riwoe

Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century,Stone Sky Gold Mountainis a heartbreaking and universal story about the exiled and displaced, about those who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance.

Format
PB
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Publish Date
March 2020

Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in Australia. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown. Once there, Lai Yue finds a job as a carrier on an overland expedition, while Ying finds work in a local store and strikes up a friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with her own troubled past. When a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders.

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