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Written in Black

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by KH Lim
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Written in Black by KH Lim

A darkly humorous coming-of-age novel set in Brunei on the island of Borneo, Written in Black offers a snapshot of a few days in the life of ten-year-old Jonathan Lee, attending the funeral of his Ah Kong, or grandfather, and still reeling from the drama of his mother leaving for Australia and his brother getting kicked out of the house and joining a rock band. Annoyed at being the brunt of his father's pent-up anger, Jonathan escapes his grandfather's wake in an empty coffin and embarks on a journey through the backwaters of Brunei to bring his disowned brother back for the funeral and to learn the truth about his absent mother. On a quest that takes him across the little-known Sultanate, past gangs of glue-sniffing poklans (Brunei's teenage delinquents), cursed houses and weird shopkeepers, Jonathan discovers adventure, courage, friendship and, finally, himself.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 144
Size: 442 KB
Publisher: Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9789814423984 (DRM-EPUB)

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Fiction > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places > Asia
Nonfiction > Travel > Asia > Southeast
Fiction > Coming of Age

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