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Sep 22, 2020, 23:26 PM
A Choice of Evils
Title : 9789814828246
ISBN : 9789814828246
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Pub Date : Jan 8, 2018, 08:00 AM
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Page : 480
Product Width : 130
Product Height : 198
Product Price : 18.68 $
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This epic novel is set against the backdrop of the Sino-Japanese war, from the time Japan annexed Manchuria in the early 1930s until the end of the Second World War. During these years, a militaristic Japan pursued an aggressive dream to colonize not only China but also the whole of Southeast Asia and beyond. The brutal sacking of Chiang Kai-shek’s new capital, Nanking, which refused to surrender to the Imperial Army, was a graphic example of Japanese retribution in a war of punishment. The story of these tumultuous years is told through the lives of a disparate group of fictional characters: a young Russian woman émigré caught between her complex love affair with a British journalist and a liberal-minded Japanese diplomat, an Indian nationalist working for Japanese intelligence, a Chinese professor with communist sympathies, an American missionary doctor and a Japanese soldier, who are all brought together by the monstrous dislocation of war. Enmeshed in a savage world beyond their control, each character turns to the deepest part of themselves to find a way to survive.
Meira Chand is of Indian-Swiss parentage and was born and educated in London. She has lived for many years in Japan, and also in India. In 1997, she moved to Singapore, where she is now a citizen. Her multicultural heritage is reflected in her many novels, and A Choice of Evils is her sixth novel. Previous titles: • Sacred Waters • A Different Sky (a Waterstones Book of the Month; recommended by Oprah Winfrey; longlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2012) • A Far Horizon • House of the Sun • The Painted Cage (longlisted for the Booker prize) • The Bonsai Tree • Last Quadrant • The Gossamer Fly
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