As the Earth Turns Silver
- by Alison Wong -
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Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: September 3, 2010
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780330465151
Synopsis It is New Zealand, and the first decade of the twentieth century. Katherine McKechnie is struggling to raise two children following the death of her husband, when a chance encounter with a Chinese shopkeeper blossoms into friendship and, eventually, love.

Racial tension and prejudice mean the two must keep their relationship secret, but Katherine’s son, Robbie, learns the truth and, on the eve of World War I as young men everywhere are swept up on a tide of macho patriotism, takes his family’s honour into his own hands – with devastating consequences.

Both captivating and beautiful, As the Earth Turns Silver is a compelling read -- and a remarkable debut.
Alison Wong
Alison Wong is a poet and novelist of New Zealand Chinese ancestry. Her first novel, As the Earth Turns Silver, won the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Award for Fiction. She was joined by RTHK Reenita Malhotra Hora to discuss her book's themes love, racial tension and prejudice on 6th...
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