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We, the Survivors

De : Tash Aw
Lu par : Jamie Zubairi
Durée : 10 h et 4 min
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Description

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 to only 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.

©2019 Tash Aw (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critiques

"What a storyteller Tash Aw is." (Doris Lessing)

"Aw is a writer of great power and delicacy, as able to conjure stampeding crowds as the glow of fireflies." (Daily Mail)

"[Aw] is unmatched at evoking the smells and sounds of the land and cityscapes, the figures of speech and shifting cultural mores of that finger-like peninsula that pokes into the South China Sea." (Independent on Sunday)

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