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With consistent pacing, THE GREAT RECLAMATION is a love story. It is also a powerful meditation on the meaning of home and the fight for culture, history and society. For those who enjoy a nuanced historical fiction and wanting to read more about Singaporean history, this book is for you. 


The Great Reclamation: A Novel by Rachel Heng

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B3HDGZD3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Riverhead Books (March 28, 2023)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 28, 2023
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English

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Set against a changing Singapore, a sweeping novel about one boy’s unique gifts and the childhood love that will complicate the fate of his community and country

Ah Boon is born into a fishing village amid the heat and beauty of twentieth-century coastal Singapore in the waning years of British rule. He is a gentle boy who is not much interested in fishing, preferring to spend his days playing with the neighbor girl, Siok Mei. But when he discovers he has the unique ability to locate bountiful, movable islands that no one else can find, he feels a new sense of obligation and possibility—something to offer the community and impress the spirited girl he has come to love.

By the time they are teens, Ah Boon and Siok Mei are caught in the tragic sweep of history: the Japanese army invades, the resistance rises, grief intrudes, and the future of the fishing village is in jeopardy. As the nation hurtles toward rebirth, the two friends, newly empowered, must decide who they want to be, and what they are willing to give up.

An aching love story and powerful coming-of-age that reckons with the legacy of British colonialism, the World War II Japanese occupation, and the pursuit of modernity, The Great Reclamation confronts the wounds of progress, the sacrifices of love, and the difficulty of defining home when nature and nation collide, literally shifting the land beneath people’s feet.

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