This book by Gary Lit deserves a wide readership.
Born and bred in the Kinta Valley, in this memoir of his childhood he has written and weaved in a heartfelt tribute to his beloved parents.
Readers will be treated in the process to a vivid story of Malaya under the British colonial master and life during and under the Japanese invasion.
This is family and social history at its best. It shows a Chinese family sticking together while tugged and pulled apart by forces beyond their control.