One Hundred Days

Author(s): Alice Pung

Aust Fiction

From one of Australia's most celebrated authors comes a mother–daughter drama exploring the faultlines between love and control.


One hundred days. It’s no time at all, she tells me. But she’s not the one waiting. In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, sixteen-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Not on purpose, but not entirely by accident, either.


Incensed, Karuna’s mother, already over-protective, confines her to their fourteenth-storey housing-commission flat, to keep her safe from the outside world – and make sure she can’t get into any more trouble. Stuck inside for endless hours, Karuna battles her mother and herself for a sense of power in her own life, as a new life forms and grows within her.


As the due date draws ever closer, the question of who will get to raise the baby – who it will call Mum – festers between them.


One Hundred Days is a fractured fairytale exploring the fault lines between love and control. At times tense and claustrophobic, it is nevertheless brimming with humour, warmth and character. It is a magnificent new work from one of Australia’s most celebrated writers.  

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General Fields

  • : 9781760641832
  • : Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Black Inc.
  • : 0.334
  • : April 2021
  • : 1.8 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 26.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : en
  • : Paperback
  • : Alice Pung