26 June 2008

NEW BOOK - The House of 99 Closed Doors by Cher Chidzey

The House of 99 Closed Doors is a riveting and exciting saga of a very traditional Chinese family. The Oh family is uprooted from Shanton to Singapore before the Second World War and maintains its repressive structure right through till the 1960s and beyond.

It is by turns absorbing, sad and funny with all the elements of good narrative and a vast tapestry of characters in a large family.

READ AN EXCERPT (hosted on AustralianReader.com)

You can purchase The House of 99 Closed Doors from James Bennett info@bennett.com.au (+61 299867000), and the Australian Library Services sales@alslib.com.au (+61 8 8276 5584).

The House of 99 Closed Doors was published in October 2007 and its ISBN is 978-0-9804127-0-3

Author Biography:

Cher Chidzey, a Singaporean migrated to Australia in 1975. She graduated with BSc. from Monash University and MSc. from Melbourne University. Cher taught mathematics, wrote curriculum and conducted workshops for T.A.F.E teachers from 1990 to 2000. She had published three mathematics books. In 1994, she started writing poetry and the memoir, The House of 99 Closed Doors, which was published in October 2007. Her poetry was published in Poetry Monash, Micro Oz Press, Broadseat, Centoria and Deakin Literary Society anthology. Her short stories were published in Deakin Literary Society anthology, University of New England Review and online by www.australianreader.com. Her stories were broadcasted on 3CR, Southern FM and Radio Adelaide. She was interviewed on Radio National on the Life Matters program. Cher visits asylum seekers at the Maribynong Detention Centre. She had dabbled with painting abstract pictures in the past. Now she plays golf and writes Chinese calligraphy.