Singapore, 1927. Three young people are starting to question whether this in between island can ever truly be their home. Mei Lan comes from a famous Chinese dynasty but yearns to free herself from its stifling traditions. Ten year old old Howard seethes at the indignities heaped on his fellow Eurasians by the colonial British. Raj, fresh off the boat from India, wants only to work hard and become a successful businessman. As the years pass, and the Second World War sweeps through the east, with the Japanese occupying Singapore, the three are thrown together in unexpected ways, and tested to breaking point. Richly evocative, A Different Sky paints a scintillating panorama of thirty tumultuous years in Singapore’s history through the passions and struggles of characters the reader will find hard to forget.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
The author of seven previous novels, MEIRA CHAND is of Indian-Swiss parentage. Born and educated in London, she has lived most of her adult life in Japan, apart from some time in India during the seventies. In 1997 she moved to Singapore where she now currently lives. She is involved in several programmes to mentor young writers in Singapore, and has recently been writer in residence at Mansfield College, Oxford and also at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As always I love Meira's economy - her ability to evoke period so lightly, based always on characters that we care about.