Arlene J. Chai

Manila, Philippines

Arlene J. Chai (b. 1955) is a Filipino-Chinese-Australian who migrated to Australia with her parents and sisters in 1982 because of the political upheaval. She became an advertising copywriter at George Patterson's advertising agency in 1972 and has been working there since. It is there that she met her mentor Bryce Courtney, who continuously inspires her to improve her work.

She won the Louis Braille Adult Audio Book of the year for her novel "On the Goddess Rock" in 1999.

Average rating: 3.94 · 2,195 ratings · 167 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Last Time I Saw Mother

3.90 avg rating — 1,425 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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Eating Fire and Drinking Water

4.05 avg rating — 667 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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Black Hearts

3.87 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2000
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On The Goddess Rock

3.94 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1998
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“Love and passion are well and good while they last, but in the end what mattes is whether you like the person you are with. Friendship and companionship matter more. They are the things that last. And if in the end we learn to be friends, I will be content.”
Arlene J. Chai, The Last Time I Saw Mother

“Desperate people lose the thing that makes them human beings. They lose their heart. Anger and hate fill them so that they act like animals.”
Arlene J. Chai, The Last Time I Saw Mother

“Every unhappy person thinks her unhappiness is unique.”
Arlene J. Chai, The Last Time I Saw Mother

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