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Author Thien, Madeleine, 1974-
Title Certainty / Madeleine Thien
Imprint Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2006
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  813.6 T3471ce 2006    AVAILABLE  -  30500101465907
Descript 311 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Gail Lim, a producer of radio documentaries in present-day Vancouver, finds herself haunted by events in her parents' past in wartorn Asia, a past which remains a mystery that fiercely grips her imagination. As a child, Gail's father, Matthew Lim, wandered the Leila Road and the jungle fringe with his lovely Ani, a girl whose early bond with Matthew will affect his life always. As children, they found themselves together under the terrifying shadow of war in Japanese-occupied Sandakan, Malaysia. The war shatters their families and splits the two apart until years later, when they remeet only to be separated again. The legacy of their connection is later inherited by Matthew's wife, Clara, in unexpected ways. Gail's journey to unravel the mystery of her parents' lives takes her to Amsterdam, where she meets the war photographer Sipke, who tells his story of Ani and their relationship, which began in Jakarta, a story that will bring Gail face to face with the complications in her own life and lead her closer to the truth
Subject Asians -- Canada -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
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