We, the Survivors

by Tash Aw | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9781250757920 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Beryl_Be on 1/7/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by Beryl_Be on Sunday, January 7, 2024

Ah Hock is an ordinary man of simple means. Born and raised in a Malaysian fishing village, he favors stability above all, a preference at odds with his rapidly modernizing surroundings. So what brings him to kill a man?

This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock's door. While the victim has been mourned and the killer has served time for the crime, Ah Hock's motive remains unclear, even to himself. His vivid confession unfurls over extensive interviews with the journalist, herself a local whose life has taken a very different course. The process forces both the speaker and his listener to reckon with systems of power, race, and class in a place where success is promised to all yet delivered only to its lucky heirs.

An uncompromising portrait of an outsider navigating a society in transition, Tash Aw's anti-nostalgic tale, We, the Survivors, holds its tension to the very end. In the wake of loss and destruction, hope is among the survivors.

Journal Entry 2 by Beryl_Be at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 6, 2024
An interesting read which is written like a biography, detailing the minutiae of the protagonist's life.
Although I found the book to be very slow, it manages to highlight and challenge the reader with the issues put forth. Definitely worth reading (and in my case, persevering to end!)

Journal Entry 3 by Beryl_Be at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (6/21/2024 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia


Left at Riddik cafe.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 24, 2024
Caught today at Riddik.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, June 28, 2024
Lovely prose, the premise of the story is quite simple really and Tash Aw skillfully uses that simplicity to introduce important comments on bigger issues.

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