By the Book: Tale Of The Dreamer's Son by Preeta Samarasan
Preeta Samarasan, Author
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Preeta Samarasan's second novel is set in Malaysia post May 13, 1969, where a group of people settle down in a secluded mansion in Cameron Highlands, eschewing labels of race and religion, and hoping to remain apart from the country's changing political climate with its increasing religious polarisation. Things take a turn, however, when they are joined by Salmah, a Malay Muslim woman. We speak with Preeta about the complexities of depicting these fraught realities, and how she captured a particularly Malaysian sound with her prose. We close off by reviewing Tale of the Dreamer's Son.
Produced by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan
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