Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy
During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, an eight-year-old Tamil boy is separated from his father, forced to work for the Japanese military police and renamed Nanban. He learns their language and customs, studies their martial arts and prays to their Emperor.
While watching the cruelty with which the Imperial Army rules Singapore, he becomes just as ruthless to survive. Twenty years later, a talented, racially ambiguous seamstress named Papatti uses her knitting skills to fight for Singapore’s merger with Malaya. She meets a cunning politician who takes an interest beyond her sewing abilities. Through the turbulence of merger, independence and race riots, she must rely on her wits and courage to see her way through. Two lives destined to intersect, from the 1940s to the 1960s, through war, political turmoil, and ultimately reconciliation.
Paperback: 384 Pages
Product Dimensions: 152 x 225 mm
Published by Epigram Books