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How We Disappeared Longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2020

3rd March, 2020

How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee has been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020.

​Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked. Only three survivors remain, one of them a tiny child.

In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel. In the year 2000, her mind is still haunted by her experiences there, but she has long been silent about her memories of that time.

Weaving together two timelines and two life-changing secrets, How We Disappeared is an evocative, profoundly moving and utterly dazzling novel heralding the arrival of a new literary star.

The 16 books on the longlist will be whittled down to a shorlist of 6, announced on 22nd April.

Find out more about the Women’s Prize and the other longlisted titles here.

How We Disappeared is available in paperback now.



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