Pulse: A Novel

Paperback | March 15, 2010

byLydia Kwa

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Pulse is a complex, riveting novel about love, death and the ties that bind.

The story begins in the summer of 2007 in Toronto’s Chinatown. Natalie is thrown into recollections of her native Singapore when she receives the devastating news that Selim, the son of her childhood friend and lover, has died suddenly. Selim left behind clues that suggest his death may have something to do with Natalie’s own past, and she decides to return to Singapore to uncover the truth. Bound up with this tragedy is the relationship between Natalie and her father, a domineering man whose treatment of his daughter may be the key to understanding Selim’s death.

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Pulse is a complex, riveting novel about love, death and the ties that bind.The story begins in the summer of 2007 in Toronto’s Chinatown. Natalie is thrown into recollections of her native Singapore when she receives the devastating news that Selim, the son of her childhood friend and lover, has died suddenly. Selim left behind clues ...

LYDIA KWA grew up in Singapore but has called Canada home since 1980. She has published poetry (The Colours of Heroines) and two previous novels, This Place Called Absence and The Walking Boy. She lives and works in Vancouver as a writer and psychologist. Please see www.lydiakwa.com for more on the author.LYDIA KWA is the author of a p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Key Porter BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554702593

ISBN - 13:9781554702596

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“A truly unique novel, written with passion and imagination.”-Calgary Herald (The Walking Boy)“The writing is spare, laconic and deceptively simple. This is a beautifully layered tapestry. It’s the kind of book you’ll yearn for after you set it down.”-Edmonton Journal (The Walking Boy)“[Kwa] explores themes of humanity in a captivating manner that results in a truly unique novel, written with passion and imagination.”-Calgary Herald (The Walking Boy)“Beautifully written, hauntingly poetic, with a cast of memorable characters, a tale that deals with the fragility of life, love and family ties.”-Books in Canada (This Place Called Absence)“Lush and lyrical, Kwa’s spellbinding portrait of dispirited women haunted by ghosts and hampered by circumstance echoes with raw, emotive drama.”-Booklist (This Place Called Absence)