Alison Wong

Alison Wong is a New Zealand author and poet known for her novel 'As the Earth Turns Silver,' which won the 2009 Janet Frame Award for Fiction and the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Award for Fiction.

Books

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  1. 1. As The Earth Turns Silver

    Set in early 20th century New Zealand, "As The Earth Turns Silver" is a historical novel that explores the complex relationships between Chinese immigrants and the European settlers. The story follows the lives of two characters, a Chinese immigrant named Yung, who works as a valet for a wealthy white family, and Katherine, the wife of the family's lawyer. As their lives intertwine, they navigate the societal prejudices and expectations of the time, while also confronting their own desires and secrets. Through their forbidden love affair, Wong delves into themes of identity, racism, and the struggle for acceptance in a changing world.

    The 10156th Greatest Book of All Time