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Michelle See-Tho - Jade and Emerald

Jade and Emerald is a fierce and deeply felt novel about the joys and pains of growing up, of accepting who you are and where you come from.

Lei Ling Wen is lonely. Bored of her demanding after-school schedule of tuition, study and violin lessons, she struggles to see eye to eye with her strict Chinese-Malaysian mother.

When Lei Ling is befriended by elegant, worldly socialite Gigi Nu, she is enchanted by the realm of luxury and freedom that suddenly opens up to her. Gigi encourages Lei Ling to flout her routines and treats her to designer products and expensive meals, and soon Lei Ling finds herself caught between two lives, and increasingly at odds with her exasperated mother.


Then tragedy strikes, and Lei Ling discovers long-held secrets that lead her to question everything she thought she knew about the two central women in her life, and the friendship she’d held at the heart of it.

Jade and Emerald is a fierce and deeply felt novel about the joys and pains of growing up, of accepting who you are and where you come from.

Winner of the 2023 Penguin Literary Prize, Michelle See-Tho is a freelance writer and copywriter. She has had articles and stories published in Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, Overland and The Big Issue Fiction Edition. Jade and Emerald is her first novel.

This in conversation event has been organised in partnership with The Book Bird.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

Geelong West Library

Phone: (03) 4201 0660

Hours

Geelong West Library

Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

Tel: (03) 4201 0660

About the Library

The Geelong West Free Library was opened in the Geelong West Town Hall by Cr John Ince, Mayor of the Borough of Geelong West on 3 July 1885. Its closure was forced in 1890 due to lack of funds but the library reopened in 1891. The Geelong West Free Library relocated in March 1939 to the old Geelong West Court House building. Following minor renovations, the Geelong West Municipal Library was officially opened in 1953 and in 1967 there was an official opening of additions to the library. On 17 October 2008, the Geelong West Library and customer service centre redevelopment was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government and Cr Barbara H Abley AM DSJ, City of Greater Geelong.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 07, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Take your craft to the next level in this introduction to Cricut® session!

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 21, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.