Behind the Moon (2020)

Behind the Moon Hsu-Ming Teo Behind the Moon Behind the Moon is a satisfying original and thought provoking pleasure Good Reading Magazine Neatly balanc es betrayal and real drama with farce and macabre biting humour Highly recommended Austra
  • Title: Behind the Moon
  • Author: Hsu-Ming Teo
  • ISBN: 9781569474402
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
Behind the Moon Hsu-Ming Teo Behind the Moon is a satisfying, original and thought provoking pleasure Good Reading Magazine Neatly balanc es betrayal and real drama, with farce and macabre, biting humour Highly recommended Australian Bookseller Publisher Outsiders and misfits in their Australian school, three friends form a mutual bond Justin Cheong, an only child and the idol Behind the Moon is a satisfying, original and thought provoking pleasure Good Reading Magazine Neatly balanc es betrayal and real drama, with farce and macabre, biting humour Highly recommended Australian Bookseller Publisher Outsiders and misfits in their Australian school, three friends form a mutual bond Justin Cheong, an only child and the idol of his Singaporean Chinese parents Tien Ho daughter of a Vietnamese mother who stayed behind and an African American soldier she has never met who lives with indifferent relatives and Nigel Gibbo Gibson, an oddity an Australian boy who, to his father s chagrin, dislikes sports When Tien Ho s mother arrives, the adjustment for mother and daughter is extreme Gibbo is strongly attracted to beautiful, dainty Linh, to whom he is a kid, her daughter s pal And Justin discovers that he likes Gibbo as something than a friend The three draw apart as they grow up, only to be reunited once on Saturday, September 6, 1997, for the dinner Mrs Cheong hosts for them and their parents, to watch the funeral of Princess Diana on television This Dead Diana Dinner turns out to be a explosive event than any of them would have dreamed possible.
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  1. Alarra

    This starts off being a really interesting look at the friendship of three teens from very different backgrounds, dealing with their outsider status Justin is a good Asian son, but he s hiding the secret that he s gay Tien, sent away from her mother in Vietnam to live with distant family in Australia, has a crush on Justin and his family Gibbo, a disappointment to his ocker family, longs to belong to his friends cultures For the first half, the writer does a good job of drawing a picture of midd [...]

  2. A. S.

    Behind the Moon is a really interesting novel that follows the story of three school friends and their families from childhood to their rekindling of their fractured friendship during young adulthood Justin Cheong, Tien Ho, and Nigel Gibson called Gibbo in the book meet as misfits as children Justin and Gibbo through the tyranny and tedium of their piano lessons at Miss Yipsoon s, and Tien and Gibbo when they are seatmates in elementary school when Tien first moves to Australia from her refugee [...]

  3. pani Katarzyna

    The story is revolving around 3 characters Singaporean Chinese Australian gay boy, Justin, Vietnamese African American girl who has never met her father, Tien, and an Australian overweight outsider boy, Gibbo And that should give you the idea of a majestic scope of multicultural and identity issues the novel brings up Our three characters are friends through childhood and most of adolescence until, through sort of Midsummer Night s Dream comedy of errors events, they cease to be in touch with on [...]

  4. Sumayyah

    A trio of friends Justin, Tien, and Gibbo experience life, love, rejection, shame, self hatred, and inferiority as they battle their cultures, their families, and each other.Justin, a Chinese Australian whose family hails from Singapore, attempts to hide his homosexuality and reject his Asian ness Tien, a Vietnamese African American, tries to escape what she feels is a curse of blood and parentage Gibbo, overweight and Australian, re imagines himself in the image of the Asians he admires Their f [...]

  5. Joanne

    Not the best book I ve read I found it difficult to get through because of the various perspectives, constant digression, and awkward ness of the characters The storyline consists of never ending humiliating moments for the characters, which I found really uncomfortable to read Some parts were nice and it was a good book to discuss during the tutorial however, I probably wouldn t read it again.

  6. Dave

    This is a great book of life in Sydney for Asian immigrants going through the whole clash of cultures thing It is written with empathy and compassion and although you neither laugh nor cry, it is still a love story of sorts A book you look forward to reading.

  7. Andrew Hall

    I loved this book, I laughed, I cried, I got angry Every emotion was extracted, Hsu Ming for a wonderfully weaved tale of life and its ups and downs.

  8. Oanh

    Excellent Beautifully written, very engrossing and all the characters nuanced and well drawn And I loved the interwoven snippets of The Tale of Kieu.

  9. Kali

    An engaging book that is captivating from the first chapter onward The characters are realistic, endearing and their interactions are interesting.

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