The Shrimp People

Rex Shelley | Times Books International | 1991

$159.00

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This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, his preloved titles. In this powerful and moving saga, Rex Shelly paints a breathtaking story of life and love from the vast expanse of Malaysia to the crowded streets of Jakarta and strife torn Singapore, recreating a three dimensional diorama of the Eurasians with vivid colourful brushstrokes and earthy flavoursome prose. As the drinks flowed, the noise and laughter became louder and louder. Female shrieks and uninhibited throaty guffaws. The band sensed the mood and began to play sing-along pieces. Bertha hugged Carl on the dance floor as he sang “I’m in Love with Two Sweethearts,” asking him who the other was, assuming that she was one. They sang “Forever Blowing Bubbles,” “Girl of My Dreams” and “Bengawan Solo”. Then suddenly it was over. The last dance …
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