Author(s): Paul Chan
One family, two very differerent worlds. When same sex marriage is approved in Australia, Sydney lawyer Justin Wong calls home and turns his mother Madeline's world upside down. Madeline is a respected society matron and a church elder in her hometown, Tenangan. Born into poverty, she is a Malaysian success story. Meanwhile, Justin has fought his own battles as a gay Asian man to rise to the top of his profession and finally find love. When Madeline sets off on an urgent mission to save her son's soul and her family's reputation, Justin must stand up to the mother whom he had grown up idolising. In this highly entertaining yet deeply touching novel, the stories of Madeline and Justin illuminate the lives of families who must navigate vast cultural differences in order to stay together.