In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Melanie Cheng’s Australia Day is a chorus of voices that explore the complexities of Australian lives. In this collection of short stories we meet a range of diverse characters that navigate modern Australia. A Hong Kong student trying to woo an Australian girl while she pines over her bloke-y ex-boyfriend, a cheating husband finding his way back to his estranged daughter, and a young Indian doctor dealing with a disgruntled patient are just a few of the tales presented.
The collection is rich in emotion and Cheng demonstrates her skill as writer as she navigates a multitude of voices, and successfully manages to make each one unique. The cultural diversity of the characters and the issues they face are recognisable in modern Australia, and with Melanie Cheng’s strong hand, they ask not for pity, but for understanding.