Waiting On Wednesday : The Dulang Washer


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The Dulang Washer: An Epic Tale of Love, Valour and Secrets by Paul Callan
MPH Group Publishing (2011)
Malaysian Collection/Malaysian Fiction
ISBN: 978-967-5997-55-6

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Malaya, 1890 ... in the tin-mining camps of Perak's Kinta Valley, only the strongest and bravest survive ... and the strongest and bravest of them all is Aisha, the beautiful solitary dulang washer who labours to support two families.

Fook Sin, the mine's treacherous, thieving proprietor, sees Aisha as his ultimate prize: the most desirable object he can add to his secret hoard of treasures.

Hun Yee, an ambitous young Hakka Chinese miner, shakes off the opium addiction that has insulated him from the harshness of his daily struggle and strives to win Aisha's approval by starting a mine of his own.

But for Donald Redfern, overseer and only European in the camp, Aisha comes to represent something even more important. The contact she offers in the language lessons she gives him, and the small gestures of compassion she shows to the isolated, homesick man, fuel his dangerous obsession.

Meanwhile, Aisha herself is harbouring a secret. When events at the mine move towards their shocking conclusion, she is forced to re-examine her life. Confronted with the love of a man prepared to turn his back on his country for her, will she finally seize her chance at happiness?

My thoughts:
This sounds like a must-read for me! Set in Malaya in the 1800s when tin mining was booming in Perak, The Dulang Washer is a tug-of-war tale between the colonial masters and the locals who strive to preserve the country’s tradition.

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3 creative remarks:

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

WOW! That sounds very original! I've never heard of a book like that. Great pick!

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Giselle said...

Ah cool this is very different! First I hear of it too.

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FairyWhispers said...

This is actually interesting,

A story set in Malaysia written by a non=Malaysian