By Charmaine Craig
A powerful and epic novel that follows one prominent Burmese family struggling to overcome war and political repression while trying to build a meaningful life.Tweet
This wasn't an easy read, being dark and heavily written, but I'm glad I persevered. It's a fictionalised version of the story of the author's family, which is used to tell the distressing history of Burma from 1926 to 1965, with a particular focus on the Karen people. I'd love to read a sequel to find out what happens next to the family...