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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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Aw, Tash

The Harmony Silk Factory

New ed

€ 14.95

This is a landmark work of fiction from one of Britain's most exciting new writers. "The Harmony Silk Factory" is a devastating love story set against the turmoil of mid-twentieth century Malaysia. Set in Malaysia in the 1930s and 40s, with the rumbling of the Second World War in the background and the Japanese about to invade, "The Harmony Silk Factory" is the story of four people: Johnny, an infamous Chinaman - a salesman, a fraudster, possibly a murderer - whose shop house, The Harmony Silk Factory, he uses as a front for his illegal businesses; Snow Soong, the beautiful daughter of one of the Kinta Valley's most prominent families, who dies giving birth to one of the novel's narrators; Kunichika, a Japanese officer who loves Snow too; and an Englishman, Peter Wormwood, who went to Malaysia like many English but never came back, who also loved Snow to the end of his life. A journey the four of them take into the jungle has a devastating effect on all of them, and brilliantly exposes the cultural tensions of the era. Haunting, highly original, "The Harmony Silk Factory" is suspenseful to the last page.

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Paperback / softback
368 pagina's
Januari 2006
250 gram
197 x 141 x 25 mm
HarperCollins Publishers us

Levertijd: 5 tot 11 werkdagen