A poignant and compelling story of one family's horrific flight from persecution in Vietnam on foot across the killing fields of Cambodia and their life as new migrants in 1980s Australia.
Cat Thao is an Australian writer and lawyer. She was born in Thailand to Vietnamese parents and grew up in Western Sydney. Cat Thao is married to Tony, a Canadian Chinese man whom she met at a sushi bar in Vietnam. She has held a number of advisory and board positions including with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), Ethnic Communities' Council of New South Wales, Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and the Loreto Vietnam Australia Program, an Australian charity. She has dabbled in filmmaking and theatre but unfortunately has never played the violin or piano. Cat Thao has keen interests in the arts, economics and the development of the leadership role of women in emerging economies like Vietnam. She is particularly passionate about quality fish sauce and Australian shiraz.
Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Multicultural NSW Award 2016 (Australia).