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The Glass Palace
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The Glass Palace (Paperback)

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The International Bestseller from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author



'An absorbing story of a world in transition' JM Coetzee









'A Doctor Zhivago for the Far East' The Independent







Rajkumar is only another boy, helping on a market stall in the dusty square outside the royal palace, when the British force the Burmese King, Queen and all the Court into exile. He is rescued by the far-seeing Chinese merchant, and with him builds up a logging business in upper Burma. But haunted by his vision of the Royal Family, he journeys to the obscure town in India where they have been exiled.





The story follows the fortunes - rubber estates in Malaya, businesses in Singapore, estates in Burma - which Rajkumar, with his Chinese, British and Burmese relations, friends and associates, builds up - from 1870 through the Second World War to the scattering of the extended family to New York and Thailand, London and Hong Kong in the post-war years.

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 18/06/2001 ISBN-13: 9780006514091  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The author was born in India of Burmese parents. Educated in India and Britain, he now lives in New York.

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