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Tan Twan Eng

Biography

Tan Twan Eng

Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang and lived in various places in Malaysia as a child. His first novel, THE GIFT OF RAIN, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Czech and Serbian. THE GARDEN OF EVENING MISTS is his second novel.

Tan Twan Eng

Books by Tan Twan Eng

by Tan Twan Eng - Fiction

Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo. Who is Aritomo, and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?