The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds - The Malayan Saga

Paperback (01 Nov 2016) | English

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Synopsis

Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya-and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.

Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard-magical tales of men from the sea-and her warrior's courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes).

But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781503939349
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Imprint: AmazonCrossing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 473 .
Weight: 460g
Height: 142mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 34mm