Author: Tash Aw
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Price: $32.99 (Hardcover)
In 1960s Indonesia, brothers Adam and Johan are struggling with their paths, but in different places. Abandoned by their mother as children, Johan ended up in Malaysia, enjoying the luxuries of his wealthy adopters. But he can’t shake leaving his brother behind, leading him to a destructive lifestyle. Meanwhile Adam, 16, is abandoned once more as Karl, the Dutch man who raised him, is imprisoned in an effort to rid the country of colonial remnants. On his quest to reconnect with Karl, Adam must face danger in Jakarta, with just a few photos and letters as his guide.