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  1. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Father Paul's War, by Mark Cheng

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... student in Beijing in 1935 who gives up his ambitions and the woman he loves to take up the ascetic life of a Cistercian monk. The Japanese make life tough for the monks and the villagers ...

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    Book review: 'Crazy Rich Asian', by Kevin Kwan

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Louise Rosario

    ... projects". The novel is set in Singapore, the birthplace of the main character, Nick Young. For two years, he has been living in Greenwich Village, dating Rachel Chu, a professor of economics at New ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: 'Lenin's Kisses' by Yan Lianke

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by SOPHIE CHEN JIN

    ... a long-isolated village of the disabled to perform in a travelling show. They are raising money for the construction of a lavish mausoleum for Lenin, whose embalmed body the official plans to buy from Russia as the ultimate tourist attraction. Yan struggles to make his meaning known through many contortions. Extensive footnotes detail the village's apocryphal past from the Ming dynasty ...

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    Book review: Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Guy Haydon

    ... Guy Haydon Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Doubleday Kate Atkinson's outstanding, superbly inventive novel will take your breath away with the sheer audacity of its simple premise: what if we live and die again and again until we get it right? A baby, Ursula Todd, is stillborn on February 11, 1910- strangled by her umbilical cord- after the village doctor is delayed ...

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    Book review: Pow!, by Mo Yan

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of the novel is a more representative tragedy of contemporary China. The narrator's family, like many others, gave up farming to become butchers. The village, under the sway of an entrepreneurial ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Letters From a Burmese Grandfather, by Randolph O'Hara

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of lilies everywhere and the whole palace, surrounding walls and the villages were lit with candles and short open cotton wicks soaked in oil. "Young people paraded everywhere in their finest ...

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    Book review: Bloodswell by Jane Houng

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... contrast is provided during a visit to the mainland, when Anna and her mother stay in a small village in Hunan province. Anna is a typical Hong Kong girl; she and her friends are glued ...



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