The Dulang Washer
The author, an Irishman married to a Malaysian, has set his first novel in the tin-mining camps fo the Kinta Valley of Perak in the 1890s. The central character, Aisha, who pans the nine's streams for tin, attracts the interest of the camp's proprietor, a young miner and the camp's overseer all of whom have their designs on her. There's plenty of drama awash with historical detail. 381 pages.
Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by: MPH Publishing, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 2011. First edition
Condition: Paperback. New.