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October Book Read: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Hosted by the Consul of the Singapore Page Turners Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 31 Oct 15:00 - 17:00

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About the book:
Singapore, Protected content . As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child.

In a neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a "comfort woman." After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her.

In the year Protected content , twelve-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, wherever it might lead, setting in motion a chain of events he never could have foreseen.

About the Author:
Born and raised in Singapore, Jing-Jing Lee graduated from Oxford’s Creative Writing Master’s in Protected content has since seen her poetry and short stories published in various journals and anthologies. Lee's novella, If I Could Tell You, was published by Marshall Cavendish in Protected content her debut poetry collection, And Other Rivers, was published by Math Paper Press in Protected content .