Last Quadrant


by Chand, Meira

Last Quadrant

Price:  US$13.45   (SGD18.68*)
Format:  Paper Back, 233 pages
Published:  2018, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814828222
SB#:  061584 (803)

About This Book

Twenty years ago English doctor Eva Kraig adopted Akiko, the illegitimate daughter of Kyo, who had abandoned the baby and then turned to prostitution. Now Eva may lose her beloved Akiko, for Kyo - ravaged by time and drink - has returned to claim her grown daughter. In the havoc of a great typhoon, Akiko finds herself stranded with her adoptive mother, the natural mother she has never known and a troubled young man who has fallen in love with her. In the brief calm of the typhoon's eye, the group arrives at the comparative safety of their wealthy English neighbour's concrete house. There they must wait out the violence of the last quadrant - the wildest part of the storm. As the refugees draw together in a fight for survival and are forced to reckon with their deepest selves, the terrible night becomes a turning point for each of them. First published in 1981, this is Meira Chand's haunting, dramatic second novel, now in an updated edition for a new generation of readers.


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