Breaking the Tongue

Breaking the Tongue

Book - 2004 | 1st ed.
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Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393057928
0393057925
Characteristics: 407 p. ; 24 cm.

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Bettylg Jun 18, 2012

Loh has written a dense and complicated story around the fall of Singapore, a little told historical turning point in WWII. I loved the way she brings the landscape, the people and the language of Singapore into the narrative. Her characters are all living in a maddening orbit around the British social order and the sudden collapse of this world changes the tragectory of their lives. Very moving and real.

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