The crocodile fury
ISBN: 020717055x Global Overview for this book
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First-novelist Yahp skillfully spins a yarn about her native Malaysia. The tale recounts the lives of three generations of women in a family - the narrator, a cloistered convent school girl; the girl's unlucky mother, who does laundry for the convent; and the girl's grandmother, a servant to the rich man who had lived in the mansion that later became the convent. The grandmother stars in this tale, and shares her expertise on the topic of "ghostchasing," with her granddaughter: "Never fit your body into the natural curves and hollows of the earth or rocks or trees for these are the resting places of spirits, who won't appreciate being sat on, or coming back to find you there." Yahp's lyrical novel blends sensory impressions and superstitious lore. While facts are repeated without moving the plot forward and aspects of the plot go unexplained (why is the girl's bullying school pal so important to the grandmother?), the story vividly and rhythmically evokes a society where Eastern traditions continuously clash with those imposed.
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WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Release #8 of the 2007 You‘re Such an Animal Challenge.