Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Miranda Riwoe- Our Review
Longlisted for Stella Prize 2021
ABIA Longlist 2021 – Small Publishers Book of the Year
Stone Sky, Gold Mountain… Set in the Gold Rush era among the harsh and treacherous conditions so synonymous with life in this late nineteenth century Australia.
Family struggles force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee China in desperate hope of financial windfall to release mounting pressures.
Encountering loneliness and isolation as a result of the prejudice and discrimination directed toward the Chinese diggers is a glimpse into an uncomfortable period of Australian culture and history.
When a devastating violent crime is committed in the community, all eyes are turned toward these outsiders while suspicion and mistrust further escalates.
An incredibly moving story of identity and exile, a timeless reminder of displacement and the necessary resilience and love needed to simply survive.
A powerful book of history that is just as poignant at this current time.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books