AusYABloggers #77Saturday

Hi folks, welcome to another edition of AusYABloggers #77Saturday.

Here are the rules if you would like to play:

  1. Find a book – your current read, one close to you, whatever takes your fancy
  2. Turn to page 77, or 77% if you’re on an e-reader
  3. Find a snippet you like
  4. Share it and link back to AusYABloggers

This week I am sharing a snippet from The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim.

As Baba unlocks the door, I spot the new addition to the storefront. “What’s that?” I point to the A4 paper scrawled with black marker. Help wanted. Weekend only. Local. Must own car. Good English. No Chinese is okay.

“We need delivery,” he says. “Ah-Jeff has to be in the kitchen more now. “

“But Baba, you won’t recruit people that way. Why don’t you join UberEats or something?” I try to explain the food app, but Baba stares at me blankly.

“No, no app. App is tax. This way I pay cash.”

I sigh. There’s no arguing, because in Baba’s world, cash is king.

I’m only about 50 pages into this book so far, but I’m enjoying it and I feel for Anna, the main character. She is doing her best to look after her younger siblings while her mother battles debilitating mental health issues and her father seems to spend all his time running their shop. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all pans out.

Have you read this one? What did you think?


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