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How We Disappeared : LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

Lee, Jing-Jing
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Published: February 6, 2020
ISBN: 9781786075956
352 pages

£8.99

Shortlisted for the 2020 Singapore Literature Prize Longlisted for the HWA Debut CrownSingapore, 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 rape camp. 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.

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