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All That's Left Unsaid

A Novel

by Tracey Lien

All That's Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien X
All That's Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien
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    Sep 2022, 304 pages

    Sep 26, 2023, 304 pages


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A moving exploration of family, grief, community and what it means to call somewhere home.

Ky Tran was born in Vietnam but raised in Australia after her family fled the war. Having never felt Vietnamese enough to understand her parents' perceived eccentricities, and having never felt accepted by her white peers in the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta, she moved to Melbourne to pursue a career in journalism. But when news comes of her teenage brother Denny's brutal murder, she is compelled to return to her family. Once home, she is horrified to learn that, despite the fact that he was killed in a restaurant full of people, no witnesses have come forward regarding her brother's death. With little in the way of police support, Ky sets out to find the truth by herself. But this forces her to confront demons from her past (namely, her estrangement from a former best friend), as well as the reality of rampant racism and gang culture in the town she grew up in.

Though Ky channels her ...

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