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...
A highly enjoyable historical novel set in the 1940's and 1950's in Malaya (nowadays Malaysia). The story takes place against the backdrop of the unrest, war and occupation in the 1940's and 1950's and it craftily takes you through the events and touches upon some very interesting themes: the experi...
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...
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