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Disguises

John Biggs

Published March 6th 2013
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Kindle Edition
256 pages
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“Go back to where ya come from!” This is when Cathie Lee, a Gen Y Australian-born Chinese, realises she is an Australian girl forced to wear a Chinese disguise. A journalism student, for an assignment she interviews an old man she meets in a café.More“Go back to where ya come from!” This is when Cathie Lee, a Gen Y Australian-born Chinese, realises she is an Australian girl forced to wear a Chinese disguise. A journalism student, for an assignment she interviews an old man she meets in a café. But the story he tells about a love affair in 1960s Hong Kong, involving the Cultural Revolution, police corruption, triads, murder and murky family secrets, detonates a time bomb. Peter too is in disguise ... Three people in love but only two are alive. Then only one.Take a chapter from Puberty Blues, stir in some Looking for Alibrandi, fold in some Noble House, season with a dash of Cultural Revolutionary sauce, and you have something of the flavour of Disguises.(Peter’s) story was the most beautiful love story I’d ever read. Cathie Lee had undergone the age-old mythic journey of the hero, and she’d been successful. This is, indeed, a story for our times, and any time. Liz Winfield, Hobart Poet