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The storm we made

Chan, Vanessa, (Novelist)2024
Books, Manuscripts
British Malaya, 1930s. Discontented housewife Cecily is seduced by Japanese general Fujiwara and the glorious future he is promising for 'independent' Malaya, free from British colonialism. As she becomes further embedded as his own personal spy, she unwittingly alters the fate of her country by welcoming in a punishing form of dictatorship under the Japanese in WWII. Japanese-occupied Malaya, 1945. Cecily and her family are barely surviving. Her children, Jujube, Abel and Jasmin, are surrounded by threat, and look to their mother to keep them safe. But she can't tell them about the part she played in the war - and she doesn't know how to protect them any longer, with the new regime in place. Can Cecily face up to her past to save her children? Or is it already too late...?
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The storm we made / Vanessa Chan.
London : Hodder and Stoughton, 2024.
339 pages : map ; 24 cm.
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