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The great reclamation / Rachel Heng.

Heng, Rachel, (author.).


Ah Boon is born into a fishing village amid the heat and beauty of twentieth-century coastal Singapore in the waning years of British rule. He is a gentle boy who is not much interested in fishing, preferring to spend his days playing with the neighbor girl, Siok Mei. But when he discovers he has the unique ability to locate bountiful, movable islands that no one else can find, he feels a new sense of obligation and possibility--something to offer the community and impress the spirited girl he has come to love. By the time they are teens, Ah Boon and Siox Mei are caught in the tragic sweep of history: the Japanese army invades, the resistance rises, grief intrudes, and the future of the fishing village is in jeopardy. As the nation hurtles toward rebirth, the two friends, newly empowered, must decide who they want to be, and what they are willing to give up. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593420119
  • ISBN: 059342011X
  • Physical Description: 451 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Book, 2023.
Subject: Villages > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Gifted persons.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Great Britain > Colonies > Asia.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 12 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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