How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee
Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only three survivors, one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel. After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced there still haunts her. And in the year 2000, twelve-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, wherever it might lead, setting in motion a chain of events he could never have foreseen. Weaving together two time lines and two very big secrets, this evocative, profoundly moving and utterly dazzling debut opens a window on a little known period of history, and heralds the arrival of a thrilling new literary star.
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- Item Weight : 300 g
- ISBN-13 : 978-1786075956
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1786075954
- Product Dimensions : 12.95 x 2.54 x 19.81 cm
- Publisher : OneWorld (15 March 2020)
- Language: : English
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