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Meet the Author: Elizabeth Wong
August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmRM10
Come meet Malaysian author Elizabeth Wong, who will be speaking with Elaine Lau about her debut novel, We Could Not See the Stars. Audience Q&A and book-signing will follow. Tickets are RM10 (limited to 30 pax) and you will receive a RM10 voucher valid on event day to use towards any purchase.
About the book:
Han’s uneventful life in a sleepy fishing village is disturbed when a strange man arrives, asking questions about Han’s mother. Han doesn’t trust Mr Ng, but his cousin Chong Meng is impressed with the stories of his travels and tales of a golden tower. Together they steal the only thing Han has left to remember his mother by, before disappearing.
On a faraway island, across the great Peninsula and across the seas, the forest of Suriyang is cursed. Wander in and you will return without your memories. Professor Toh has been researching the forest of Suriyang for years. He believes that the forest hides something that does not wish to be discovered. An ancient civilization. A mysterious golden tower.
Chong Meng is tangled up in the professor’s plans to discover the truth about Suriyang. Han travels the breadth of the Peninsula to find his cousin before it is too late. How much will Han sacrifice to discover who he really is?
About the author:
Elizabeth Wong is a Malaysian author and geologist. She grew up in Kuala Lumpur. Liz is interested in stories of Malaysia and also of this large world we live in—deserts, seas, rocks. Her debut novel, “We Could Not See The Stars,” is published by John Murray Press / Hachette, and was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and Lucy Cavendish Prize. She has degrees in Geology and English from Yale University and Imperial College London. Liz lives in London with her husband and two children. Find her at theelizabethwong.com.