Jessie Tu: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing


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Jessie Tu’s debut novel explores love, sex, and female desire through the eyes of Jena Lin, a Taiwanese-Australian former child prodigy whose journey of self-discovery forms the heart of this book. A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing has been hailed as ‘gutsy, bold and surprising’. Join Tu in conversation on writing complex characters, the model minority myth, and the intersections between power, sex and race. With Alice Pung. Recorded for MWF Digital in 2020. Content warning: This podcast contains references to sexual assault, which some listeners may find distressing. Audience discretion is advised.

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