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Book Launch – Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen

Presented by Kirstin Chen



Kirstin Chen, a Singaporean author based in America, will be launching her newest novel, Bury What We Cannot Take at The Arts House. The book’s synopsis is as follows

The day nine-year-old San San and her twelve-year-old brother, Ah Liam, discover their grandmother taking a hammer to a framed portrait of Chairman Mao is the day that forever changes their lives. To prove his loyalty to the Party, Ah Liam reports his grandmother to the authorities. But his belief in doing the right thing sets in motion a terrible chain of events

Against the backdrop of early Maoist China, this captivating and emotional tale follows a brother, a sister, a father, and a mother as they grapple with their agonising decision, its far-reaching consequences, and their hope for redemption.


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