Alice’s sister, and Kuan and Kien’s youngest child. Because Kien is always busy working, Alice must practically raise Alina after she is born. She feeds her and tests the milk on her wrist, and she even makes the girl’s clothing on her sewing machine. While Alice resents all the thankless work she is expected to do, she has a very close relationship with Alina. Alina helps to pull Alice out of her depression after her exams, and when Alice stares up at the sky at Huyen Thai’s funeral, Alina is there again. Throughout the story, Alina serves to remind Alice of the importance of family and responsibility.
Alina Pung Character Timeline in Unpolished Gem
The timeline below shows where the character Alina Pung appears in Unpolished Gem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...being constructed and to worship the fruits of our labour.” Kien even dressed Alison and Alina in dresses for the drive. Alice and Alexander would grow bored at the building site,... (full context)