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Eat first, talk later : a memoir of food, family and home, Beth Yahp

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Eat first, talk later : a memoir of food, family and home
Title
Eat first, talk later
Title remainder
a memoir of food, family and home
Statement of responsibility
Beth Yahp
Title variation
Memoir of food, family and home
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this memoir Beth persuades her ageing parents on a road trip around their former home, Malaysia. She intends to retrace their honeymoon of 45 years before, but their journey doesn't quite work out as she planned. Only the family mantra, - Eat first, talk later' keeps them (and perhaps the country) from falling apart. Around them, corruption, censorship of the media, detentions without trial and deaths in custody continue. Her parents argue, while, lovelorn after the end of a grand amour in Paris, Beth tries to turn their story into a Technicolour love story. Meanwhile, she's embroiled in a turbulent relationship with an opposition activist, Jing, who is at the forefront of the democratic struggle for change; and in Australia, Beth's second home, she is dismayed to see politicians on all sides focus on turning back the boats, stopping queue jumpers, controlling the borders of 'the lucky country'. Eat First, Talk Later is a memoir of a country considered one of the multiracial success stories of South-East Asia, with many fascinating but deeply troubling sides to it. It's a book about how we tell family and national stories; about love and betrayal; home and belonging, and about the joys of food
Summary
In this memoir Beth persuades her ageing parents on a road trip around their former home, Malaysia. She intends to retrace their honeymoon of 45 years before, but their journey doesn't quite work out as she planned. Only the family mantra, 'Eat first, talk later' keeps them (and perhaps the country) from falling apart. Around them, corruption, censorship of the media, detentions without trial and deaths in custody continue. Her parents argue, while, lovelorn after the end of a grand amour in Paris, Beth tries to turn their story into a Technicolor love story. Meanwhile, she's embroiled in a turbulent relationship with an opposition activist, Jing, who is at the forefront of the democratic struggle for change; and in Australia, Beth's second home, she is dismayed to see politicians on all sides focus on turning back the boats, stopping queue jumpers, controlling the borders of 'the lucky country'. Eat First, Talk Later is a memoir of a country considered one of the multiracial success stories of South-East Asia, with many fascinating but deeply troubling sides to it. It's a book about how we tell family and national stories; about love and betrayal; home and belonging, and about the joys of food
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10464786
Cataloging source
ANL
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Yahp, Beth
Dewey number
920.0595
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Yahp, Beth
  • Yahp family
  • Yahp, Beth
  • Families
  • Families
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of food, family and home
Label
Eat first, talk later : a memoir of food, family and home, Beth Yahp
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Penguin Random House Australia" - title page verso
  • "This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body." - title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-350)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Control code
000054829477
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780857986863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)910309502
Label
Eat first, talk later : a memoir of food, family and home, Beth Yahp
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Penguin Random House Australia" - title page verso
  • "This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body." - title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-350)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Control code
000054829477
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780857986863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)910309502

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