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Australian novelist Jessie Tu explores the scars of racism, sexism and classical music in her debut novel – ABC News

Sydney writer Jessie Tu has drawn on her own experiences to write a propulsive new novel about a classical music prodigy who has broken down and grown-up.

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Jena Lin was a child prodigy: at age eight she was playing classical violin at an adult level, and by the time she was 14 she was performing solo at New York’s Carnegie Hall. And then she had a breakdown.
By the time we meet her in the pages of Jessie Tu’s debut novel A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing Lin is a 20-something literature graduate making questionable life decisions while trying to find her place in classical music again.
For Tu, a Sydney-based journalist and poet, the story bears …

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