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A Choice of Evils

A Choice of Evils

Author:
Meira Chand
Narrator:
Sandra Duncan
Audiobook
E-book

This epic novel is set against the backdrop of the Sino-Japanese war, from the time Japan annexed Manchuria in the early 1930s until the end of the Second World War. During these years, a militaristic Japan pursued an aggressive dream to colonize not only China but also the whole of Southeast Asia and beyond. The brutal sacking of Chiang Kai-shek’s new capital, Nanking, which refused to surrender to the Imperial Army, was a graphic example of Japanese retribution in a war of punishment.

The story of these tumultuous years is told through the lives of a disparate group of fictional characters: a young Russian woman émigré caught between her complex love affair with a British journalist and a liberal-minded Japanese diplomat, an Indian nationalist working for Japanese intelligence, a Chinese professor with communist sympathies, an American missionary doctor and a Japanese soldier, who are all brought together by the monstrous dislocation of war. Enmeshed in a savage world beyond their control, each character turns to the deepest part of themselves to find a way to survive.

© 2016 by Meira Chand. Published in paper format in Singapore by Marshall Cavendish International Asia, recorded by Storyside 2020.

Language:
English
Category:
Fiction

More information about the audiobook:

Publisher:
Storyside
Published:
2020-04-06
Length:
24T 10min
ISBN:
9789178897667

More info about the ebook

Publisher:
Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)
Published:
2019-04-08
ISBN:
9789814828895

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