How We Disappeared
How We Disappeared
ISBN
978-1786074126
Released
May 2, 2019
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
  • Signed, Lined & Dated
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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About

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.

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