The Coconut Children

Author(s): Vivian Pham, Vivian Pham

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Growing up can feel like a death sentence Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn’t really know. Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a glance. Everything changes with the return of Vince, a boy who became a legend after he was hauled away in handcuffs at fourteen. Sonny and Vince used to be childhood friends. But with all that happened in-between, childhood seems so long ago. It will take two years of juvie, an inebriated grandmother and a porn stash for them to meet again. The Coconut Children is an urgent, moving and wise debut from a young and gifted storyteller.

Product Information

Shortlisted for the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2021

 Shortlisted for the VIC Premier’s Award for Fiction 2021

Shortlisted NSW Premier's Multicultural NSW Award 2021

General Fields

  • : 9780143793830
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.404
  • : February 2020
  • : 2.3 Centimeters X 15.5 Centimeters X 23.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Vivian Pham, Vivian Pham
  • : Paperback
  • : 2003