A Different Sky

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Harvill Secker, 2010 - Historical fiction - 488 pages
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Singapore, 1927. Three young people are starting to question whether this in between island can ever truly be their home. Mei Lan comes from a famous Chinese dynasty but yearns to free herself from its stifling traditions. Ten year old old Howard seethes at the indignities heaped on his fellow Eurasians by the colonial British. Raj, fresh off the boat from India, wants only to work hard and become a successful businessman. As the years pass, and the Second World War sweeps through the east, with the Japanese occupying Singapore, the three are thrown together in unexpected ways, and tested to breaking point. Richly evocative, A Different Sky paints a scintillating panorama of thirty tumultuous years in Singapore’s history through the passions and struggles of characters the reader will find hard to forget.

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User Review  - olduvai - LibraryThing

“The races don’t mix here, you see. Chinese keep to themselves in Chinatown, as do the Malays in Geylang, the Indians in Serangoon Road, the Eurasians in their Eurasian pockets and we of course, being ... Read full review

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User Review  - SigmundFraud - LibraryThing

I bought this book ini Singapore when I was there a few weeks ago. I look for local authors when I travel and I look to read fiction that takes place where I have been. In this case Sinapore. It start ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Meira Chand is the author of several novels, including A Far Horizon. She is involved in several programs to mentor young writers in Singapore.

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