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Alice Pung and Allee Richards’ protagonists each find themselves unexpectedly confronting motherhood. In Alice’s One Hundred Days, Karuna is just 16 when she falls pregnant and hostage to her Filipina Chinese mother’s controlling behaviour and general meanness, even as Grand Mar’s resilience saves them. Allee’s Eva sees her hopes for a new relationship with Pat dashed when he dies by suicide, never knowing she was carrying his child. The pregnancy becomes a catalyst for Eva to transform her life. Both books are characterised by depth and hope.

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