WE, THE SURVIVORS
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WE, THE SURVIVORS

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A murderer''s confession - devastating, unblinking, poignant, unforgettable - which reveals a story of class, education and the inescapable workings of destiny. Ah Hock is an ordinary, uneducated man born in a Malaysian fishing village and now trying to make his way in a country that promises riches and security to everyone, but delivers them only to a chosen few. With Asian society changing around him, like many he remains trapped in a world of poorly paid jobs that just about allow him to keep his head above water but ultimately lead him to murder a migrant worker from Bangladesh. In the tradition of Camus and Houellebecq, Ah Hock''s vivid and compelling description of the years building up to this appalling act of violence - told over several days to a local journalist whose life has taken a different course - is a portrait of an outsider like no other, an anti-nostalgic view of human life and the ravages of hope. It is the work of a writer at the peak of his powers.

Categories : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780008318550

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    326 Pages

  • Longueur

    23.3 cm

  • Largeur

    15.2 cm

  • Poids

    417 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Tash Aw

Né à Taipei, Tash Aw, a grandi en Malaisie jusqu'à l'adolescence. Il vit depuis à Londres. Après Le tristement célèbre Johnny Lim, il signe La carte du monde invisible.

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