At the tender age of seven, the author suffered the loss of her beloved mother. Growing up then brought the instability of constant change and a heart often in turmoil.
Looking back with an ‘understanding of the heart,’ Anne Lim’s memoir traces a path leading to forgiveness. The reader is given intimate, intense glimpses – of a life formed by the survival of trauma.
Yet, through the darkness, a light continues to shine, fierce and strong. The author’s cameo recollections of her youth in Singapore of the 1960s and ’70s are also told with humour and glimmers of joy.
“You lose your mother at a young age. Your father subsequently fails as a parent. How can you then transcend the pain and find meaning in all that has passed?
Poignant and honest, Anne Lim’s memoir moves the soul. As you read this evocative text, fresh dimensions will unfold before your eyes and you will be transported to realms of deep understanding.”
~ Verena Tay, writer and storyteller
“This work demonstrates the healthful and life-giving power of artistic creation, in particular, the power of the word. …
The search for a personal truth based on but going beyond objective truth, drives this narrative. “
~ Anne Lee Tzu Pheng
Recipient of the Singapore Cultural Medallion, 1985