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The Storm We Made

The Storm We Made

by Vanessa Chan

The spellbinding WW2 sweeping book club novel 'One of the most powerful debuts I've ever read' Tracy Chevalier

Publish Date
January 2024

Her decision changed history.

Now her family must survive it.

Destined to become a modern-day classic, The Storm We Made is a dazzling saga about the power of familial love in the face of the horrors of war, for fans of Pachinko and All the Light We Cannot See.

'I'll never forget this book' JESSAMINE CHAN

'One of the most powerful debuts I've ever read. A storytelling star is born' TRACY CHEVALIER

'A striking, moving exploration of good and evil, it is a novel that will stay with you' CECILE PIN

'Exceptionally brave, heart-breaking, beautiful, and moving. A significant contribution to world's literature' NGUYEN PHAN QUE MAI


Japanese-occupied Malaya, 1945.

Cecily Alcantara's children are in terrible danger.

Her eldest child Jujube, who works at a tea house frequented by drunk Japanese soldiers, becomes angrier by the day.

Jasmin, the youngest, lives confined in a basement for her own safety.

And her son, Abel, has disappeared without a trace.

Cecily knows two things: that this is all her fault; and that her family must never learn the truth.

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