A Flash of Water, Paperback / softback Book


The year is 1883.China is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

In the countryside, antagonismagainst foreigners and missionaries is growing and the warlords are at large.

Li Ling, a youngpeasant girl in China, flees to Malaya to escape being made a concubine to awarlord, only to find herself tricked into becoming a second wife to a rich manwith sadistic tendencies. Her life becomes intertwined with that of herrescuer, Shao Peng, in a Malaya that is rapidly transforming under Britishrule.

A Flash of Waterfollows New Beginnings and together with Sweet Offerings and Bitter-SweetHarvest forms a quadrilogy, which traces the lives of one family against theturbulent political, economic and social changes in China and Malaya.

The booksare complete in themselves.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9789814677769



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