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The Harmony Silk Factory

Author: Tash Aw
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Aust. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tash Aw
ISBN: 0007193815 9780007193813
OCLC Number: 224393488
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2005
Description: 362 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tash Aw.

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A brilliant novel (now being translated into many languages around the world for simultaneous publication in 2005) from a genuinely exciting new voice in British fiction. A novel for anyone who  Read more...

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