The River’s Song

Suchen Christine Lim | Aurora Metro Books | 2013

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Ping, the daughter of Chinatown’s Pipa Queen, loves Weng, the voice of the people, but family circumstances drive them apart. Ping is forced to leave suddenly for the USA, while Weng is sent to prison for his part in local protests. Many years later, Ping returns to a country transformed by prosperity. Can Ping face her former lover and reveal the secret that has separated them for over 30 years? A beautifully written exploration of identity, love and loss, set against the dramatic upheaval unleashed by the rise of Singapore.

ISBN: 9781906582982

Cover Type: Softcover

Page Count: 306

Year Published: 2013

Language: English

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Ping, the daughter of Chinatown’s Pipa Queen, loves Weng, the voice of the people, but family circumstances drive them apart. Ping is forced to leave suddenly for the USA, while Weng is sent to prison for his part in local protests. Many years later, Ping returns to a country transformed by prosperity. Can Ping face her former lover and reveal the secret that has separated them for over 30 years? A beautifully written exploration of identity, love and loss, set against the dramatic upheaval unleashed by the rise of Singapore.

ISBN: 9781906582982

Cover Type: Softcover

Page Count: 306

Year Published: 2013

Language: English

Suchen Christine Lim

One of Singapore’s most distinguished writers, her third novel, Fistful of Colours, was awarded the Inaugural Singapore Literature Prize (1992). A Bit of Earth (2000) and a short story collection, The Lies That Build a Marriage (2007) were subsequently shortlisted for the same prize.

Awarded a Fulbright grant in 1997, she is a Fellow of the International Writer’s Program, University of Iowa, and the first Singapore writer honoured as the university’s International Writer-in-Residence in 2000.

Since then, she has also held writing residences in Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea and at the University of Western Australia in Perth. In 2011, she was the Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. In 2012, she won the South East Asia Write Award.

In the UK, she has been Writer-in-Residence and also a tutor at the Arvon Foundation’s Moniack Mhor in Scotland and was invited to talk about her work at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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