By Suchen Christine Lim

First released in 2000, Suchen Christine Lim deftly weaves historic truth and a fiery mind's eye in a visually strong multicultural tale that spans 3 generations and 4 decades—proving once more that she is certainly one of Asia’s top fiction writers. Malaya. A land of unprecedented richness. for hundreds of years, the peninsula has attracted fortune hunters, money-grabbing pirates and migrants looking a greater lifestyles. between these whose lives are rooted within the Malayan soil are 3 households: the Wongs, sons of the chinese language earth; the Wees, topics of the English gods; and the Mahmuds, scions of the Malayan soil. each one have assorted desires for the little bit of earth they survive. Their destinies meet and this conflict of hopes unavoidably results in tragedy.

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