The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds by Selina Siak Chin YokeThe Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds by Selina Siak Chin Yoke

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

bySelina Siak Chin Yoke

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya—and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.

Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard—magical tales of men from the sea—and her warrior’s courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes).

But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.

Of Malaysian-Chinese heritage, Selina Siak Chin Yoke grew up listening to family stories and ancient legends, always knowing that one day she would write. After an eclectic life as a theoretical physicist, investment banker and trader in London, the heavens intervened. In 2009, Chin Yoke was diagnosed with cancer, the second major illn...
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Title:The Woman Who Breathed Two WorldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:473 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1503939340

ISBN - 13:9781503939349

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