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Fiction featuring Care Experience

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The Yellow Papers

Dominque Wilson


The Yellow Papers (2014) is a novel by Australian writer Dominique Wilson which is bookended by the stories of care experienced characters. At age 7 Chen Mu is sent from China to the US to study. 9 years later, Chen Mu, now a keen botanist, makes his way - accidentally - to Australia.r 20 years.

The story concludes with Huang Ho, who lives for a while with his grandmother in Hong Kong before she sends him to university in Adelaide, South Australia. Being a keen follower of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), he is anxious to get back to China.

In between are the stories of other Australian and Chinese nationals who become friends across a vast historical sweep of time.

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