We, The Survivors




      We, The Survivors
A murderer s confession devastating, unblinking, poignant, unforgettable which reveals a story of class, education and the inescapable workings of destiny.Ah Hock is an ordinary, uneducated man born in a Malaysian fishing village and now trying to make his way in a country that promises riches and security to everyone, but delivers them only to a chosen few With Asian society changing around him, like many he remains trapped in a world of poorly paid jobs that just about allow him to keep his head above water but ultimately lead him to murder a migrant worker from Bangladesh.In the tradition of Camus and Houellebecq, Ah Hock s vivid and compelling description of the years building up to this appalling act of violence told over several days to a local journalist whose life has taken a different course is a portrait of an outsider like no other, an anti nostalgic view of human life and the ravages of hope It is the work of a writer at the peak of his powers. Free Download [ We, The Survivors ] Author [ Tash Aw ] – heartforum.co.uk

Born in Taiwan to Malaysian parents, Tash Aw grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to England in his teens He studied law at the University of Cambridge and University of Warwick, then moved to London to write After graduating he worked at a number of jobs, including as a lawyer for four years whilst writing his debut novel, which he completed during the creative writing course at the University of East Anglia Based on royalties as well as prizes, Aw is the most successful Malaysian writer of recent years Following the announcement of the Booker longlist, the Whitbread Award and his Commonwealth Writers Prize, he became a celebrity in Malaysia and Singapore, and is now one of the most respected literary figures in Southeast Asia.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • We, The Survivors
  • Tash Aw
  • English
  • 05 September 2019
  • 0008318549

10 thoughts on “ We, The Survivors

  1. Rachel says:

    We, the Survivors tells the story of Ah Hock, a Malaysian man recently released from prison where he served time for murdering a Bangladeshi migrant worker This poignant, quietly moving story is not a mystery or thriller the identity of the victim and the circumstances of the crime are established early on Instead, Tash Aw uses this novel...

  2. Simon says:

    I ve flipped between four and three stars with this books so many times I would say a solid 3.5 but I can t quite give it a four so it s getting a three which makes me feel a bit mean as the book has some incredibly powerful and poignant moments Will talk about it in a video soon.

  3. switterbug (Betsey) says:

    If you read FIVE STAR BILLIONAIRE as I have, and loved it, as I did, the first thing you ll notice in this new novel by Tash Aw is that these two books are quite different in scope and depth FSB was what I would call literary mainstream But WE, THE SURVIVORS isintimate, literary, and not so mainstream It s for readers who can submerge into an enclosed, at times crushing portrait of a Malaysian man s life, ruled by poverty as a child, who tried to rise above and mainta...

  4. Sarah says:

    3.5 rounded up We, the Suvivors tells the story of Ah Hock, an uneducated man from a Malaysian fishing village We know right off the bat that Ah Hock has murdered a man, what we don t know is why Tash Aw tells the story of an ordinary working class man from rural Malaysia right through from childhood to adulthood in a way which is original, empathic and humanising, though never trite.This was an interesting take on the motivations and frustrations of an ordinary man living in a rapidly changing 3.5 rounded up We, the Suvivors tells the story of Ah Hoc...

  5. Ari Levine says:

    3.5 stars, rounded down Brutal and heartbreaking confession of Ah Hock, a paroled murderer in contemporary Malaysia trying to rebuild his life after a senseless crime Slowly opens up into the entire life story of a working class Chinese man from a rural fishing village working hard to make it out of poverty into the middle class, while invisible masses of migrant laborers from Bangladesh and Indonesia and Rohingya refugees are working themselves to death in palm oil plantations for a pittanc 3.5 stars, rounded down Brutal and heartbreaking confession of Ah Hock, a paroled murderer in contemporary Malaysia trying to rebuild his life after a senseless crime Slowly opens up into the entire life story of a working class Chinese man from a rural fishing village working hard to make it out of poverty into the middle class, while invisible masses of migrant laborers from Bangladesh and I...

  6. Azita Rassi says:

    Fascinating content and strong characterization are the main advantages of this book, but it doesn t rise to the challenges of the form the author has chosen novel and goes plateau every now and then It could have been brilliant as a series of connected short stories Same content, different rhythm,opportunities to shift focus, and highlight issues without losing tempo or credibility Another problem was that Ah Hock talked like a university educated man In fact he used astylisti Fascinating content and strong characterization are the main advantages of this book, but it doesn t rise to the challenges of the form the author has chosen novel and goes plateau every now and then It could have been brilliant...

  7. Faidz Zainal Abidin says:

    It s just that sometimes I can t help thinking about whether I was really destined to be me.

  8. Jemimah says:

    I am SO EXCITED that this has finally launched I had a chance to read the manuscript last December and just re read the novel in the week leading up to the release, and it truly stands up to multiple readings What is WE, THE SURVIVORS It s hard to define On surface level it is the confession of a murderer from a fishing village in Malaysia, a whydunnit murder mystery But it is also a moving portrait of inequality in Southeast Asia, a question of predestination, of why people are the way the I am SO EXCITED that this has finally launched I had a chance to read the manuscript last December and just re read the novel in the week leading up to the release, and it truly stands up to multiple readings What is WE, THE SURVIVORS It s hard to define On surface level it is the confession of a murderer from a fishing village in Malaysia, a whydunnit murder mystery But it is also a moving portrait of inequality in Southeast Asia, a question of predestination, of why people are the way they are make the choices they do It is a novel that spans class and generation, but that writes about Southeast Asia with love It pays...

  9. Al Zaquan says:

    There is nothing really compelling to propel the story At its core, there s a killing by the narrator that has become the focal point but often this incident is referred to in an insubstantial way and when we finally learn the full details in the final chapter it has all the weight and power of a transparent plot device The narrator has all the sophistication of Tash Aw I think the author often extends himself into a commentary about class that often for the reader becomes an eye rolling expe There is nothing really compelling to propel the story At its core, there s a killing by the narrator that has become the focal point but often this incident is referred to in an insubstantial way and when we finally learn the full details in the final chapter it has all the weight and power of...

  10. Kamila Kunda says:

    Some politician in America decides that they can t buy Malaysian rubber gloves suddenly 10 factories in the area have to shut down The Europeans want to save the fucking world so they ban the use of palm oil in food within a month, the entire port is on its knees Tash Aw s most recent novel, We, the Survivors is a bleak story about the complexity of the Malaysian society told through the personal account of one protagonist, Ah Hock, a relatively poor Chinese Malaysian From the beginning Some politician in America decides that they can t buy Malaysian rubber gloves suddenly 10 factories in the area have to shut down The Europeans want to save the fucking world so they ban the use of palm oil in food within a month, the entire port is on its knees Tash Aw s most recent novel, We, the Survivors is a bleak story about the complexity of the Malaysian society told through the personal account of one protagonist, Ah Hock, a relatively poor Chinese Malaysian From the beginning the reader knows that Ah Hock spent three years in prison for murder He describes his life to a postgraduate student who decided to write a book about him In this story, as in life, everyone is a victim A victim to modern slavery due to their background and nationality, like hundre...

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