The Malayan Series

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The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds Inhaltsangabe

Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya - and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.

Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard - magical tales of men from the sea - and her warrior's courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes).

But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.

©2016 Selina Siak Chin Yoke. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • 1. Titel

    • The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

    • The Malayan Series, Book 1
    • Autor: Selina Siak Chin Yoke
    • Sprecher: Christine Rendel
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 43 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya - and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother. Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was much impressed by the quality of the speaker

    • Von Nadine Am hilfreichsten 16.05.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 11,95 €

  • 2. Titel

    • When the Future Comes Too Soon

    • The Malayan Series, Book 2
    • Autor: Selina Siak Chin Yoke
    • Sprecher: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 55 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Geschichte
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Following the death of their matriarch, the lives of Chye Hoon's family are turned upside down. Now that the British have fled and the Japanese have conquered, their once-benign world changes overnight. Amid the turmoil, Chye Hoon's daughter-in-law, Mei Foong, must fend for her family as her husband, Weng Yu, becomes increasingly embittered. Challenged in ways she never could have imagined and forced into hiding, Mei Foong finds a deep reservoir of resilience she did not know she had and soon draws the attentions of another man.

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €