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The Messiahs of Princep Street, Paperback / softback Book

The Messiahs of Princep Street Paperback / softback


The sun is sinking on Britain's Empire.Adam Messiah's father has brought him up believing that to sleep secure he needs no more than the Bible. But, in the early hours of Monday the 8th of December 1941 when Japanese planes bomb the city, his father is short of answers.They live in a shophouse in the Jewish mahallah of Singapore, witness the catastrophe of Surrender ten weeks later and endure the scourge of the Occupation. The Japanese, allied to Germany, intern the entire Jewish community, the only non-Europeans so treated. Away from his father for the first time and seeing so much unjustifiable misery Adam seeks other mentors.When his father dies his ghost stays with Adam and sets the pattern of his life and love. Unable to shake off his nurturing to remain separate within a fusion of diverse people, he stitches together a few stories to see if he can discover what went wrong with his life.



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