We, The Survivors

by Tash Aw

On Sale: 05/21/2019

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We, The Survivors

by Tash Aw

On Sale: 05/21/2019

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A murderer’s confession – devastating, unblinking, poignant, unforgettable – which reveals a story of class, education and the inescapable workings of destiny.

Ah Hock is an ordinary, uneducated man born in a Malaysian fishing village and now trying to make his way in a country that promises riches and security to everyone, but delivers them only to a chosen few. With Asian society changing around him, like many he remains trapped in a world of poorly paid jobs that just about allow him to keep his head above water but ultimately lead him to murder a migrant worker from Bangladesh.

In the tradition of Camus and Houellebecq, Ah Hock’s vivid and compelling description of the years building up to this appalling act of violence – told over several days to a local journalist whose life has taken a different course – is a portrait of an outsider like no other, an anti-nostalgic view of human life and the ravages of hope. It is the work of a writer at the peak of his powers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008318543
  • ISBN 10: 0008318549
  • Imprint: Fourth Estate
  • On Sale: 05/21/2019
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : Undefined Category
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Political
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Urban
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Literary

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