How We Disappeared

How We Disappeared

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/02/2020
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Synopsis

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked. Only three survivors remain, 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. In the year 2000, her mind is still haunted by her experiences there, but she has long been silent about her memories of that time. It takes twelve-year-old Kevin, and the mumbled confession he overhears from his ailing grandmother, to set in motion a journey into the unknown to discover the truth. Weaving together two timelines and two life-changing secrets, How We Disappeared is an evocative, profoundly moving and utterly dazzling novel heralding the arrival of a new literary star.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 9781786075956
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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How We Disappeared
A tough read but impossible to put down
How We Disappeared covers a part of history I knew little about and the story itself is educational in its own right. This is a part of history that is not... READ MORE
Patricia
How We Disappeared
Tough one but worth it
This is one of those books that you struggle to get into. At least that how it was for me. There were times that I didn’t feel like picking this one up ag... READ MORE
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