Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection by well-known and emerging writers they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. Tales of leaving home, falling in love, coming out and finding one’s feet show us what it is really like to grow up Asian, and Australian.
At exclusive girls’ school Laurinda, a trio of girls called the Cabinet seem to have power over everyone. Lucy Lam is a scholarship girl who battles to keep her identity and integrity as she finds her way in this new world of privilege and opportunity.
Avicenna Crowe’s mother, Joanne, is an astrologer with uncanny predictive powers and a history of being stalked. Now she is missing. But Avicenna has inherited her mother’s gift. With unlikely ally Simon Thorn, she begins to piece together the mystery.