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How we disappeared : a novel / Jing-Jing Lee.

Available copies

  • 4 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.

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2 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Castlegar Public Library FIC LEE (Text) 35146002141174 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-12

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335953759
  • Physical Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Hanover Square Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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 neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a 'comfort woman.' After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her. 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 never could have foreseen. Weaving together two time lines and two very big secrets, this stunning debut opens a window on a little-known period of history, revealing the strength and bravery shown by numerous women in the face of terrible cruelty. Drawing in part on her family's experiences, Jing-Jing Lee has crafted a profoundly moving, unforgettable novel about human resilience, the bonds of family and the courage it takes to confront the past." -- Amazon
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Singapore > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Fiction.
Women > Singapore > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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