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The Resource How we disappeared, Jing-Jing Lee

How we disappeared, Jing-Jing Lee

Label
How we disappeared
Title
How we disappeared
Statement of responsibility
Jing-Jing Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When her husband dies in the year 2000, Wang Di is forced into the solitary life of a widow in modern Singapore. But this new silence brings with it a surge of memories, taking her back to the brutal events of the Japanese invasion which altered the course of her life forever. Twelve-year-old Kevin is preoccupied with his own family worries; his father is suffering from depression, Kevin is being bullied at school, and his beloved grandmother's health is declining fast. And then, on her deathbed, she makes a surprising confession - one she never meant for Kevin to hear. Back in 1942, Wang Di is sixteen years old and forced into sexual slavery as a Comfort Woman. What she sees and experiences will haunt her present nearly sixty years later. Meanwhile, after his grandmother's death, Kevin sets about finding out the truth - a truth that will lead him to Wang Di; to the events of that brutal war and to a reckoning no one is prepared for and which can no longer be suppressed. They say the truth will set you free - but what if its horrors have been the very chains you have longed to escape from your whole life?
Summary
Six decades after a Japanese woman is forced into sexual slavery during World War II, a 12-year-old boy's effort to investigate his ailing grandmother's mumbled confession triggers a fateful chain of events
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775923
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Jing-Jing
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military offenses
  • Villages
  • Human trafficking
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
How we disappeared, Jing-Jing Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064762963
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781786075963
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035080782
Label
How we disappeared, Jing-Jing Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064762963
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781786075963
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035080782

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