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Inheritance by [Kaur, Balli]
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Length: 198 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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A nation’s coming-of-age story, seen through the sharp lens of a traditional Punjabi family as it gradually unravels. Set in Singapore between 1970 and 1990 Inheritance follows the familial fissures that develop after teenaged Amrit disappears. Although her absence is brief, she returns as a different person. Over two decades, as Singapore’s political, social and cultural landscapes change, the family’s attempts to cope with the shifts ­ those coming from outside and from within ­ lead to some disastrous consequences. With the traditional expectations of their country on the one hand, and their own volition on the other, Amrit’s family must avoid imploding. How do we confront our legacies? How do we accept change? Inheritance is a universal story of family, identity and belonging.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Sleepers Publishing (1 February 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #290,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This really introduced me to a part of the world I'd never put much thought into - Singapore. Through the experiences of one family's attempts to deal with personal pain and shame, a new generation of courageous young people forge a path into a new, contemporary acceptance. Really wonderful novel, highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A punjabi girl born in singapore. So much in ... 19 January 2017
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A punjabi girl born in singapore. So much in this book that I can identify with. The struggles, prejudices and beliefs are so typical of my parents' generation and maybe mine.
4.0 out of 5 stars inheritance.... with a difference.. 5 June 2014
By Dave smith.... Sydney - Published on
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A wonderful story of ""real life""written with genuine objectives to show just why we are the way we are..
And to be grateful,for "our lot in life""we all come from somewhere different ..great read..
2.0 out of 5 stars Singapore's story through a family 6 March 2017
By Pauline Butcher Bird - Published on
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One interesting factor about this book is Singapore's development, both physical and political, from 1970 through to 1990, and the harsh control by the government towards its citizens as they built up the city from a stinking swamp to the glitzy first-world country it is today (including imprisonment and caning for homosexuality after raids on a gay club, and caning for graffiti and dropping litter.) The family story, however, told through its five characters, plods through its theme of mental illness, and I felt no identification with any of them - father, mother, their two sons and daughter from teenage years to middle age. By three quarters of the way through I was bored and skipping through to the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stays with you after you finish reading it 18 November 2013
By JB Greene - Published on
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A compelling and sometimes haunting story about a family. This was one of those hard-to-put-down books that you put down nonetheless at times because you just want to absorb what's happening to the characters. The people who populate this story are very visceral and recognizable, the author does a great job of bringing Singapore to life as well (with all many of its triumphs and faults as a state). I felt a strong sense of loss when I read this but I also felt hopeful. There were a number of layers to this story which warrants a second read. The little twist at the end I didn't necessarily see coming (though I had some questions about the logistics of things) but then again, I don't think it detracts much from the story if you figure it out. Highly recommended for readers of all ages because there are different types of people to relate to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic debut novel 1 November 2013
By Benny - Published on
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One of the best novels I've read this year. A real gem. Incredibly evocative character-driven novel about an intriguing place and time. Highly recommended.

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