The Fish Girl

Book / Novel

by Mirandi Riwoe

Format: Paperback, English
110 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: /9781925589061
Published Sep 01, 2017 by Xou Pty Ltd

View on Goodreads | Google Books

Sparked by the description of a ‘Malay trollope’ in W. Somerset Maugham’s story, ‘The Four Dutchmen’, Mirandi Riwoe’s novella, The Fish Girl, tells of an Indonesian girl whose life is changed irrevocably when she moves from a small fishing village to work in the house of a Dutch merchant. There she finds both hardship and tenderness as her traditional past and colonial present collide.

Told with an exquisitely restrained voice and coloured with lush description, this moving book will stay with you long after the last page.

*) An affiliate link. If you buy the book through this link, we may earn a small commission.