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The River’s Song
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The River’s Song
by Lim, Suchen Christine

Ping, the daughter of Chinatown's Pipa Queen, loves Weng, the voice of the people, but family circumstances drive them apart. Ping is forced to leave suddenly for the USA, while Weng is sent to prison for his part in local protests. Many years later, Ping returns to a country transformed by prosperity. Gone are the boatmen and hawkers who once lived along the river. In their place, rise luminous glass and steel towers proclaiming the power of the city state. Can Ping face her former lover and reveal the secret that has separated them for over 30 years? A beautifully written exploration of identity, love and loss, set against the dramatic upheaval unleashed by the rise of Singapore, about which The Sunday Times Singapore wrote: ' - unashamedly details Singapore's past and present in gripping stories - The River's Song - is among the best prose to come out of Singapore.'

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Publication date: 2014

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781906582982

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:7751

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