0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues > Racism, sexism & prejudice

Buy Now

The Weight of Our Sky (Hardcover) Loot Price: R242
Discovery Miles 2 420
You Save: R64 (21%)
The Weight of Our Sky (Hardcover): Hanna Alkaf

Share your images

The Weight of Our Sky (Hardcover)

Hanna Alkaf

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R306 Loot Price R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 You Save R64 (21%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die. On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope.

General

Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Hanna Alkaf
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-5344-2608-5
Categories: Promotions
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Historical Fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues > Racism, sexism & prejudice
LSN: 1-5344-2608-6
Barcode: 9781534426085

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners