Praise for A Different Sky...
“ Chand proves herself a master of the modern Asian epic in this tale …she endows her characters with humanity and complexity, …grounding …their histories in solid research, and she offers a credible, compelling panorama of the tragedy and resilience, culture and individuality, political evolution, dissolution, and renaissance of 20th-century Singapore. ”
Publishers Weekly, starred review, September 2011
Meira Chand’s latest novel, A Different Sky is published by Harvill Secker and is set against the backdrop of pre-Independence Singapore. In the UK the bookshop chain Waterstones voted the novel their Cardholder’s Book Circle Choice for July 2010. In the US the novel was on Oprah Winfrey’s recommended reading list for November 2011. The book is long listed for the Impac Dublin literary award 2012.