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The great reclamation / Rachel Heng.

Heng, Rachel, (author.).


"A sweeping novel set in Singapore during the years leading up to its independence from British colonial powers, about one young boy from a rural fishing family and the love story that will shape his life and complicate the fate of his larger community"-- Provided by publisher.
Ah Boon is born into a fishing village amid the heat and beauty of twentieth-century coastal Singapore in the waning years of British rule. He is a gentle boy who is not much interested in fishing, preferring to spend his days playing with the neighbor girl, Siok Mei. But when he discovers he has the unique ability to locate bountiful, movable islands that no one else can find, he feels a new sense of obligation and possibility--something to offer the community and impress the spirited girl he has come to love. By the time they are teens, Ah Boon and Siok Mei are caught in the tragic sweep of history: the Japanese army invades, the resistance rises, grief intrudes, and the future of the fishing village is in jeopardy. As the nation hurtles toward rebirth, the two friends, newly empowered, must decide who they want to be, and what they are willing to give up.

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  • ISBN: 9780593420119
  • ISBN: 059342011X
  • ISBN: 9780593713044
  • ISBN: 0593713044
  • Physical Description: 451 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2023.
Subject: Gifted persons > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Singapore > Fiction.
Villages > Singapore > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical / 20th Century / World War II.
Gifted persons.
Great Britain > Colonies > Asia > Fiction.
Great Britain.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Fictional Work.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library F HENG (Text) 000169834 New Books Checked out 03/07/2024

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