Book launch: The Poison of Polygamy
Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
The Poison of Polygamy by Wong Shee Ping, translated by Ely Finch and introduced by Mei-Fen Kuo and Michael Williams is a rare gem of Australian literature. The first novel of the Chinese-Australian experience, it follows the fortunes of a young man who leaves his wife behind in southern China to seek his fortunes in the Victorian goldfields.
In a rollercoaster tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, he encounters all manner of perils, from storms at sea to collapsing gold mines and even a thylacine attack in the Victorian bush.
Free, no booking required.