Blood on the Banana Leaf
Welcome to the black heart of Singapore’s maid culture, where a woman’s life is cheap in one of the richest countries in the world.
Here are the voices of the unheard, of maid and employer, of village girl and city dweller. Follow Lucilla, Ma’am Leslie, Shammi and Madame Eunice as they strive, each in her own way, to exist in a country in which dark shadows lie beneath its pristine exterior.
The lives of these women are woven together by a narrative which is always candid and often brutal, as it explores the effects of loss, madness, abuse and hope during a woman's life and in society as a whole.
- "A great read; tense, vivid and involving, both heart-breaking and heart-warming." Lesley Glaister
- A brave debut from a talented author
- The nuanced narratives of the four very different female characters are superbly intertwined