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The Harmony Silk Factory / Tash Aw
Bib ID 3623300
Format BookBook
Author
Aw, Tash
 
Description New York : Riverhead Books, c2005 
378 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781573223003
157322300X
Summary

This novel juxtaposes three accounts of the life of an enigmatic man at a pivotal and haunting moment in Malaysian history. The author slices his first novel into three segments, wherein three characters dissect the nature of Johnny Lim, a controversial figure in 1940s Malaysia. Depending on the teller, Johnny was a Communist leader, an informer for the Japanese, a dangerous black-market trader, a working-class Chinese man too in awe of his aristocratic wife to have sex with her, or a loyal friend. Long after Johnny's death, we hear these conflicting accounts of his life.

Subjects Malaysia -- Fiction.
Form/genre Psychological fiction.  |  Historical fiction.

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