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The storm we made

Chan, Vanessa (Novelist)2024
Malaya, 1945. Cecily Alcantara's family is in terrible danger: her fifteen-year-old son, Abel, has disappeared, and her youngest daughter, Jasmin, is confined in a basement to prevent being pressed into service at the comfort stations. Her eldest daughter Jujube, who works at a tea house frequented by drunk Japanese soldiers, becomes angrier by the day. Cecily knows two things: that this is all her fault; and that her family must never learn the truth. A decade prior, Cecily had been desperate to be more than a housewife to a low-level bureaucrat in British-colonised Malaya. A chance meeting with the charismatic General Fuijwara lured her into a life of espionage, pursuing dreams of an "Asia for Asians." Instead, Cecily helped usher in an even more brutal occupation by the Japanese. Ten years later as the war reaches its apex, her actions have caught up with her. Now her family is on the brink of destruction--and she will do anything to save them. Spanning years of pain and triumph, told from the perspectives of four unforgettable characters, The Storm We Made is a dazzling saga about the horrors of war; the fraught relationships between the colonized and their oppressors, and the ambiguity of right and wrong when survival is at stake.
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The storm we made / Vanessa Chan.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.©2024
339 pages : map ; 24 cm
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCHANOnloan - Due: 28 Jun 2024
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCHANOnloan - Due: 09 Jul 2024
Hampton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCHANIn-transit from Hampton Library to Brighton Library (Set: 13 Jun 2024)
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