The Garden of Evening Mists
Publish date: November 1st 2011
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
He touched the envelope on the table. ‘You mentioned that you worked as a researcher for the War Crimes Tribunal.’ ‘I wanted to ensure that those who were responsible were punished. I wanted to see that justice was done.’ ‘You think I am a fool? It was not all about justice.’ ‘It was the only way ...
Another Booker prize winner I couldn't get into. :(
Malaya, 1949. After studying law at Cambrige and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh, herself the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern Malaya where she grew up as a child. There she di...
Chinka Teoh Yun Ling ma bardzo złe wspomnienia z czasów II wojny światowej. Była więźniarką obozu internowania. Nosi w sobie wielki ból po stracie ukochanej osoby oraz pewną tajemnicę. A jej olbrzymia niechęć do Japończyków, którzy dopuścili się krzywdy na niej i jej rodzinie sprawia, że nie może so...
This was an amazing story, drenched in beauty, but an incomplete beauty, full of sorrow, but a sorrow with many questions, with unresolved anger. It tells the story a history of the main character, as she looks back to WWII and the ensuing fight for Malaysia, between the British and communists, and...