Weight: 700 g
Winner of the 2017 Penang Monthly Book Prize
Journalist Delonix Regia chances upon the cultured and irresistible Omar amidst the upheaval of the Reformasi movement in Kuala Lumpur. As the city roils around them, they find solace in love, marriage, and then parenthood. But when their two-year-old daughter Alba is kidnapped, Del must confront the terrible secret of a city where babies are sold and girls trafficked.
By turns heart-breaking and suspenseful, Once We Were There is a debut novel of profound insight. It is Bernice Chauly at her very best.
So much pain and beauty. Hope and hopelessness. Corruption and compassion. Love and loss. Beautiful.
The book has multiple climaxes, which takes you on a realistic journey of love, pain, anger, and loneliness.
The main characters are interesting and complex and I kept reading wanting to know what happens to them. Powerful writing.
this is a good book and author.
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