In the Wake of Terror – Rosaly Puthucheary
In the Wake of Terror is a thought-provoking narrative of a 25-year-old immigrant, Li Mei, a medical doctor and writer, in search of a new identity in a politically awakened Singapore in the fifties.
The novel dramatises the crucial years before the People’s Action Party comes into power, and examines how a doctor, wife of a police officer, is forced to become aware of the unnamed feelings in the substratum of her being in the city. The story is woven into the fabric of a society suffering from the aftermath of terror.
Custody – Manju Kapur
The story of two marriages which disintegrate and intertwine with heart-rending consequences.
When Shagun leaves her husband Raman for another man, a bitter legal battle ensues. The custody of their two young children is at stake – and Shagun must decide what price she will pay for freedom.
Raman’s new wife is unable to have children of her own, and finds another chance at happiness as a stepmother. But when the courts threaten the security of her new family, she decides she must fight for it – whatever the cost.