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A Bit of Earth


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  • For centuries, Peninsula Malaya attracted fortune hunters, money-grabbing pirates and migrants seeking a better life. Among those whose lives are rooted in the Malayan soil are three families—the Wings, sons of the Chinese earth; the Wees, subjects of the English gods; and the Mahmuds, scions of the Malayan soil–each with different dreams for the bit of earth they live on. Their destinies meet and this clash of hopes inevitably leads to tragedy.

    In A Bit of Earth, Suchen Christine Lim deftly weaves historical fact and a fiery imagination in a visually powerful multicultural story that spans three generations and four decades, proving once again that she is one of Asia's leading fiction writers.

  • Suchen Christine Lim was born in Malaysia in 1948, grew up on both sides of the causeway that separates Malaysia from Singapore. Came to Singapore at age 14, studied in the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus schools, and the National University of Singapore. Taught in a junior college and worked as a curriculum specialist in the Ministry of Education. Resigned in 2003 to write full time. Suchen was awarded the Southeast Asian Writers Award in 2012.

ISBN: 9789812618955
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 424
Year Published: 2009