The Family 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.
"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 funny...you may find yourself at times almost barking with laughter" - Monthly magazine, June issue
"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
"Enjoyable, easy reading... Law is a considerable talent with a long future ahead of him." - Literary Minded