About the Book
Set in a Malaysia emerging from the outbreak of racial conflict in 1969, Bitter-Sweet harvest tells of the difficulties and tensions of a marriage between a Malay Muslim and a Chinese Christian. Atmospheric, dramatic, action-packed and intriguing, this novel is peppered with local flavour evoking the heat, colours and sounds of Southeast Asia. Prepare to be taken on a spell-binding journey through contrasting cultures: from the learned spires of Oxford in England to the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia; from vibrant Singapore to Catholic Rome and developing Indonesia.
About the Author
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Chan Ling Yap was educated in Malaysia and subsequently in England where she obtained a PhD in Economics. She lectured at the University of Malaya before joining the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, where she worked for nearly two decades. She now lives in the UK with her husband and two grown-up children.
A widely published author of various textbooks and technical papers, her foray into fiction, Sweet Offerings, was highly praised for its beautiful evocation of Asia. Bitter-Sweet Harvest is her second novel.