Playing House is a rare pleasure – a warm and humorous memoir in three parts that subtly reveals what it means to create a family. Firstly working and travelling in Europe, then settling in inner city Melbourne and becoming caregivers to Lydia − a troubled teenager who tests the limits of friendship − and lastly parenthood and returning to visit family in Hong Kong. At its heart it is a story of an enduring relationship between an Asian-Australian and an Australian. Elegant and insightful, Playing House makes you realise love can be uncomplicated, and that it’s often the people you surround yourself with and the blessings in disguise that make life sweet.
Amy Choi was born in Melbourne in 1975. She has worked as a counter hand, in customer service, as an usher, foster carer, freelance writer and columnist. She lives in country Victorial with her partner and two children.