Lost Treasure of the Lanfang Republic
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Finalist for the 2022 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
What if the first modern republic in the world was not America or France but a gold-rich state founded in 1777 in the middle of West Kalimantan?
Entrepreneur Hector Yan sets off on a perilous journey after the mysterious murder of his aunt, travelling from Singapore to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and West Kalimantan, in a desperate effort to uncover a priceless treasure. His path mirrors that undertaken by his famous late uncle, who was obsessed with uncovering a lost treasure from a former republic in the thick jungles of Borneo. In a tale interwoven with the rich tapestry of Southeast Asia, Hector races against time to prevent his enemies from uncovering secrets that could change the world as we know it.
Tan Lip Hong is a doctor working in Singapore. He spent five years in Leicester, England, studying for his medical degree, and while there produced his first novel, The Russian Pigeon, which won the Commendation Award at the 1988 NBDCS Book Awards. He wrote his second novel, The Singapore Squint, while back from England in 1992. He is also the author of several published non-fiction works, contributing chapters in A Nation Awakes: Frontline Reflections and Teacher Thinker Rebel Why: Portraits of Chee Soon Juan.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 440
Year Published: 2023
Size: 225mm x 152mm