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Fragile Monsters

ISBN 
9780241439296
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R320.00
Published 
February 2021
About the book: 
A spellbinding novel of war and family betrayal set in Malaysia - The God of Small Things  for our century
 
On a visit to her childhood home in rural Malaysia, Durga faces a reckoning. Stuck with her sharp-tongued grandmother in the rising heat, both women must untangle the truth from the myth of their family's past. What happened to Durga's mother after she gave birth? Why did so many of their family members disappear during the war? And who is to blame for the childhood tragedy that haunts Durga?
 
Fragile Monsters  traces one family's story from 1920 to the present day, unravelling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires. Written in vivid technicolour, with an electric daughter-grandmother relationship at its heart, this is a stunning debut novel about what happens when secrets fester through the generations.
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