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

By: Lee, Jing-Jing, 1985- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, 2019Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781335953759; 1335953752.Subject(s): Comfort women -- Fiction | Last words -- Fiction | Widows -- Fiction | Villages -- Singapore -- Fiction | Human trafficking -- Japan -- Fiction | Military offenses -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction | Singapore -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Singapore -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Novels.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: "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.
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"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.

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