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We, the Survivors | Tash Aw
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Lots of thought-provoking discussion at the International Showcase event hosted by Aislinn Hunter. Chigozie Obioma called writing “a mysterious formation.” Joanne Ramos spoke of immigrant workers with children in another country feeling like they are “straddling worlds.” Tash Aw said, “The Asian Dream is the American Dream on steroids.” (Materialism, neoliberalism, the belief that if you are poor, you deserve it.) #VWF2019

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I‘m flying to Vancouver tomorrow with a fistful of tickets for the Writers Festival. Tash Aw is one of many authors I‘m looking forward to seeing. 🤓
Will any other Littens be attending?

LeahBergen Oh, fun! I‘m in the midst of attending several Wordfest events here this week (and next). 2mo
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 2mo
Lindy @TrishB Thanks! 2mo
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Lindy @LeahBergen The publishers make the most of festivals and so you may be seeing some of the same authors as I am. 😊 2mo
BookishTrish I‘m going to Mona Awad with Anakana Schofeld 2mo
Lindy @BookishTrish Event 44 on Thursday at 8:30? If so, I will be there too! 2mo
BookishTrish That‘s the one! 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I don't live in Vancouver anymore, so no events for me. Have fun! 2mo
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Social injustice, class & racial stratification, discriminatory treatment of undocumented migrant labourers in Malaysia: these are the weighty topics of this compelling, humane novel. Told in a circular, conversational style, a privileged lesbian journalist interviews an ex-convict about his life. How much choice do the underdogs of society have, when all they want is to live a good life? Devastating & insightful #audiobook read by Jamie Zubairi.

Jee_HookedOnBookz I truly enjoyed this book! Made me miss Malaysia even more! 2w
Lindy @Jee_HookedOnBookz Good to know you enjoyed it too. Did you grow up in Malaysia? 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Lindy yes :) we moved to the US a couple of years back.. Have you been to Malaysia before? 2w
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Lindy @Jee_HookedOnBookz No, but I would love to meet up with @batsy there. 😊 2w
batsy @Lindy That would be lovely, Lindy! I hope it happens ❤️❤️ 2w
batsy @Jee_HookedOnBookz So nice to meet another Malaysian on Litsy :) 2w
Lindy @batsy It‘s not in the foreseeable future, but who knows what will happen after that? 🤗🤗🤗 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @batsy 👋 so nice to meet you here! ❤️ ❤️ Do you know other Malaysians here? And thank you @Lindy for introducing me to @batsy! ❤️ 2w
batsy @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hello! :) There are two lovely people that I know of; @erzascarletbookgasm and @Smarkies ☺️ 2w
Smarkies @Jee_HookedOnBookz hello from KL! 😄 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @batsy thank you! Are you in kl too? Hello @Smarkies and @erzascarletbookgasm!👋 I used to live in the PJ area! 😊 2w
batsy @Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh, nice! I'm in PJ :) I'm glad we connected here! Sorry for taking over your comments section @Lindy and also, thanks 😁 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @batsy ooops so so sorry @lindy! I'll head over to your account @batsy! 😁 2w
Lindy @batsy @Jee_HookedOnBookz Pleased to be of service 😇 2w
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Sometimes your brain doesn‘t recognise danger or risk until much later — days, weeks, years — and it‘s only then that the event feels scary, because the passing of time has made it seem that you had a choice.
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First line...
October 2nd
You want me to talk about life, but all I‘ve talked about is failure, as if they‘re the same thing, or at least so closely entwined that I can‘t separate the two – like the trees you see growing in the half-ruined buildings in the Old Town.