Sensitive portrayal of Islam and Malay society inåÊ1930s Malaysia.
It is 1930s Malaya and Valerie Mitchell, desparateåÊto escape an unhappy marriage to Stuart, a rubberåÊplanter, a loner and a difficult man, instigates anåÊadulterous affair with her Muslim chauffeur, Osman.åÊOsman is already married to Minah, but he strugglesåÊto spurn the advances of his boss‰۪s wife as she offersåÊherself up to him at the plantation bungalow.
Valerie then takes the unprecedented step of goingåÊto live with Osman, his first wife and his mother inåÊhis kampung and she must cope with a way of life,åÊculture and religion that is at considerable varianceåÊwith her own. Events come to pass that shock bothåÊValerie and the villagers and she soon finds herselfåÊspurned by both the Malay society she had hoped toåÊadopt and British colonial society in Kuala LumpuråÊand Singapore, which she has brought shame uponåÊthrough her scandalous betrayal of British decorum.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 320
Year Published: 2016