How we disappeared

Title How we disappeared
Author Jing-Jing Lee
Publication Oneworld
Size 343p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9781786075956
Topics Singapore fiction--Historical
World War II (1939-1945)--South East Asia
World War II (1939-1945)--Fiction
Singapore fiction--Women
Notes A novel set in Singapore about a woman who survived the Japanese occupation and a man who thought he had lost everything. Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one 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 where she is forced into sexual slavery. After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced there still haunts her present. In the year 2000, twelve-year-old Kevin is determined to find out the truth – wherever it might lead – after his grandmother makes a surprising confession on her deathbed, one she never meant Kevin to hear, setting in motion a chain of events he could never have foreseen. Weaving together two timelines and two very big secrets, this debut opens a window on a little-known period of history.
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