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Author Lee, Jing-Jing, 1985- author
Title How we disappeared : a novel / Jing-Jing Lee
Published Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, 2019
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 Rodman Main Adult Fiction  Lee, J    AVAILABLE
Descript 348 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In a neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a 'comfort woman.' After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her. In the year 2000, twelve-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, wherever it might lead, setting in motion a chain of events he never could have foreseen. Weaving together two time lines and two very big secrets, this stunning debut opens a window on a little-known period of history, revealing the strength and bravery shown by numerous women in the face of terrible cruelty. Drawing in part on her family's experiences, Jing-Jing Lee has crafted a profoundly moving, unforgettable novel about human resilience, the bonds of family and the courage it takes to confront the past."--Inside dust jacket
Subject Comfort women -- Fiction
Last words -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
Villages -- Singapore -- Fiction
Human trafficking -- Japan -- Fiction
Military offenses -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
Singapore -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Singapore -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction
Genre Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781335953759
1335953752

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