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We, the Survivors

  • Tash Aw
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  • ISBN-10: 1432875809
  • ISBN-13: 9781432875800
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 494 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2020

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Overview

Ah Hock is an ordinary man of simple means. Born and raised in a Malaysian fishing village, he favors stability above all, a preference at odds with his rapidly modernizing surroundings. So what brings him to kill a man? This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock’s door. Ah Hock's motive remains unclear, even to himself. His vivid confession unfurls over extensive interviews with the journalist, herself a local whose life has taken a very different course. The process forces both the speaker and his listener to reckon with systems of power, race, and class in a place where success is promised to all yet delivered only to its lucky heirs.