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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.

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The Poison of Polygamy: A Social Novel

The Poison of Polygamy: A Social Novel

Wong Shee Ping, Ely Finch, Mei-Fen Kuo, Michael Williams

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