How We Disappeared
Author(s): Jing-Jing Lee
The heart-rending story of survival and endurance in Japanese-occupied Singapore
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 timelines 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.
Longlisted Women's Prize Fiction - 2020
- : 9781786075956
- : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- : Oneworld
- : 0.308
- : February 2020
- : 1 Inches X 5.1 Inches X 7.8 Inches
- : books
- : Jing-Jing Lee
- : Paperback
- : English
- : 823.92
- : 352