The Life of a Banana

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Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei. Her only friend is Jay - a mixed raced Jamaican boy with a passion for classical music.Then Xing Li's life takes an even harsher turn: the school bullying escalates and her uncle requests she assist him in an unthinkable favour. Her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority.Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 279g
  • Legend Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • 1785079794
  • 9781785079795
  • 20,058

About P. P. Wong

Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. PP Wong is the first British born Chinese novelist to secure a publishing deal in the UK. She has a degree in Anthropology and Law from The London School of Economics and is the editor of Her debut novel "The Life of a Banana" is about race relations in the UK seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old British born Chinese girl. She divides her time between London and more