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How we disappeared / Jing-Jing Lee.

How we disappeared / Jing-Jing Lee.
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ISBN 9781786075963 (paperback)
9781786075956 (paperback)
Author Lee, Jing-Jing, 1985- author.
Title How we disappeared / Jing-Jing Lee.
Publisher/Date London : Oneworld Publications, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 343 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary Note When her husband dies in the year 2000, Wang Di is forced into the solitary life of a widow in modern Singapore. But this new silence brings with it a surge of memories, taking her back to the brutal events of the Japanese invasion which altered the course of her life forever. Twelve-year-old Kevin is preoccupied with his own family worries; his father is suffering from depression, Kevin is being bullied at school, and his beloved grandmother's health is declining fast. And then, on her deathbed, she makes a surprising confession - one she never meant for Kevin to hear. Back in 1942, Wang Di is sixteen years old and forced into sexual slavery as a Comfort Woman. What she sees and experiences will haunt her present nearly sixty years later. Meanwhile, after his grandmother's death, Kevin sets about finding out the truth - a truth that will lead him to Wang Di; to the events of that brutal war and to a reckoning no one is prepared for and which can no longer be suppressed. They say the truth will set you free - but what if its horrors have been the very chains you have longed to escape from your whole life?
Subject Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Confession -- Fiction
Last words -- Fiction
Comfort women -- Fiction
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Shelf Location F LEE
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