Trafalgar Sunrise

3.8 rating
Trafalgar Sunrise
Author: Danielle Lim
Publish: 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789814794923
Pages: 177
Language: English

Trafalgar Sunrise

3.8 rating

Singapore Book Awards 2019 Finalist for Best Literary Work

From Singapore Literature Prize-winner Danielle Lim comes a powerful meditation on love, grief, redemption and awe at the resilience of the human spirit.

Ward sister Grace Hwang battles alongside fellow healthcare workers in Singapore when the SARS virus - invisible, relentless and deadly - strikes in 2003. In the thick of it, she looks back at her teenage years in Trafalgar Home, a leper colony where Alice, her best friend, was forced to give her newborn up for adoption. With Alice now in the last stages of cancer, Grace attempts to reunite mother with long-lost daughter before time runs out. Along the way, she seeks to discover the person who found the cure to leprosy.

Elegant, thoughtful and richly portrayed, Trafalgar Sunrise is a double helix of a novel that intertwines the gripping drama of the present with the haunting anguish of the past, pitting human against microbial, choice against consequence, and deed against redemption.


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Author Details:

Danielle Lim is an award-winning author. And Softly Go the Crossings, a collection of short stories published by Penguin Random House SEA, won the Book of the Year as well as Best Literary Work at the Singapore Book Awards 2021. The Sound of SCH: A mental breakdown, a life journey, won the Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (non-fiction). Trafalgar Sunrise, a novel, was a finalist in the Singapore Book Awards 2019 for Best Literary Work.

The Sound of SCH has been translated to Chinese and published in Taiwan, as well as translated to Tamil and published in India.

The Publishers Weekly (US) listed Danielle as one of Singapore’s top writers in 2016. She has been invited to speak at various local and international events, such as the George Town Literary Festival 2021, and the 2017 Kimberley Writers Festival in Australia, during which she was interviewed on live radio by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She has been a featured speaker at the Singapore Writers Festival. She has also been featured in The Straits Times, on radio 93.8. Now, in BiblioAsia, and in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.

Danielle is an alumna of the University of Oxford and is based in Singapore, where she is a lecturer.

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