Japanese troops invade Malaya and Singapore in 1942, ransacking a village, leaving three survivors including a child.

17-year-old Wang Di is sent from a neighbouring village to a Japanese military brothel, and her experiences haunt her after decades of silence.

In 2000, Kevin overhears a mumbled confession from his ailing grandmother. He attempts to discover the truth, setting unforeseen events in motion.

This evocative debut opens a window on a little-known period in history, and introduces a thrilling new writer.