Family Law

Author(s): Benjamin Law


Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: why won't his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a wonderful new Australian talent.


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'A vivid, gorgeously garish, Technicolor portrait of a family. It's impossible not to let oneself go along for the ride and emerge at the book's end enlightened, touched, thrilling with laughter.' – Marieke Hardy 'Benjamin Law manages to be scatological, hilarious & heartbreaking all at the same time. Every sentence fizzes like an exploding fireball of energy.' – Alice Pung 'Law is a writer of great wit and warmth who combines apparently artless and effortless comedian's patter with a high level of technical skill.' – Sydney Morning Herald 'An addictive read.' — The Courier Mail 'Very may find yourself at times almost barking with laughter' — Monthly magazine 'An engaging read.' – West Weekend Magazine, West Australian 'What is it that makes Benjamin Law's writing so good? It's the flair for language. It's the sharp wit. It's the open warmth. It's the blend of the thoughtful, the silly and the affecting. It's all of these things, in one package.' — Jo Case, Readings Monthly 'Wonderful. Everyone should run to their nearest bookshop and buy a copy.' — Defamer 'Simultaneously weird and instantly recognisable, the Laws are an Australian family it's well worth getting to know' — The Enthusiast

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law. He is a senior contributor to frankie magazine and his work has also appeared in the Monthly, the Big Issue, the Courier-Mail, Growing Up Asian in Australia and The Best Australian Essays. He lives in Brisbane.

General Fields

  • : 9781863955317
  • : Black Inc.
  • : Black Inc.
  • : 0.239
  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 12mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Benjamin Law
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : A828.402
  • : 240
  • : black & white illustrations