A NoveleBook - 2007
Gail Lim's professional life is devoted to getting people to tell her the truth about themselves, and she has always been extraordinarily good at it. But the one story she has never been able to wrest out-and that she aches to know-is that of her father's past in war-torn Asia. As a child, Matthew Lim lived in a Malaysian village occupied by the Japanese. He and his beloved Ani wandered the jungle fringe under the terrifying pall of war. The aftermath of the occupation shattered their families, splitting the two apart until a brief reunion years later. But the secrets Matthew and Ani shared cast a shadow over his life that his daughter now desperately seeks to understand. As Gail pieces together a story that spans six decades and four continents, her search for the truth about her father takes her to Holland, where she finally unearths more about the mysterious Ani. But as the complex love triangle that shaped her parents' fates comes into focus, Gail also arrives face-to-face with the most painful choices in her own life.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 22 cm