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The City of Sealions

by Eva Hornung

A beautifully crafted novel of self discovery – it is through Lian’s confronting loss of identity in a foreign culture that she is able to find compassion for her Vietnamese mother’s difficult life and an understanding of their unforgiving relationship.

Set in Yemen and on a small island off the coast of Australia, The City of Sealions explores ideas about community and belonging and loss.

  • Year of Publication: 2002
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult