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Dark themes of colonial misconduct, racial prejudice, and doomed love resonate throughout this novel, yet it is infused with characteristic humor and warmth. It opens in Malaysia during the 1950s Communist insurrection when a young Englishman, Christopher, falls in love with a Chinese girl. The book then moves to 1969 where Frances, Christopher's Eurasian teenage daughter, is seduced by a Chinese teacher twice her age and drawn into the Malay-Chinese race riots in Kuala Lumpur. The final part of the book travels to 1990s London; Frances' two mixed-race children live with their grandfather on a council estate, and embark on a quest to discover the truth behind their mother's death.

The Orientalist and the Ghost - Susan Barker

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Title
The Orientalist and the Ghost
Author
Susan Barker
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Transworld
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080801

Dark themes of colonial misconduct, racial prejudice, and doomed love resonate throughout this novel, yet it is infused with characteristic humor and warmth. It opens in Malaysia during the 1950s Communist insurrection when a young Englishman, Christopher, falls in love with a Chinese girl. The book then moves to 1969 where Frances, Christopher's Eurasian teenage daughter, is seduced by a Chinese teacher twice her age and drawn into the Malay-Chinese race riots in Kuala Lumpur. The final part of the book travels to 1990s London; Frances' two mixed-race children live with their grandfather on a council estate, and embark on a quest to discover the truth behind their mother's death.

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Susan Barker is the author of Sayonara Bar, which was shortlisted for the Author's Club First Novel prize and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

"Magnificent . . .
superbly written. Susan Barker's book is full of flawed but well-meaning people trying to carry on under tragic and absurd circumstances; they mostly fail, but manage to entrance us in the process. A brilliant book, one of the best I've read in a long time."
?Audrey Niffenegger, author, The Time Traveler's Wife

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
352

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