A Different Sky

A Different Sky

Book - 2011
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Singapore - a trading post where different lives jostle and mix. It is 1927, and three young people are starting to question whether this inbetween 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 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 it hard to forget.

Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2011, ©2010.
ISBN: 9780099546245
0099546248
Branch Call Number: FICTION Chand Meira
Characteristics: 488 pages ;,20 cm

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PoMoLibrary Jun 13, 2015

From Michelle, our 2015 Summer Reading Club member:
Fascinating yet little known history of Singapore

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Jan 05, 2013

I really enjoyed the characters and learning about the culture and history of Singapore and the Malaysian Peninsula during WWII.

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