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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
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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