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978-1786582218

Sisters under the Rising Sun

Sisters under the Rising Sun

by Heather Morris

Publisher Zaffre

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About the book

The phenomenal new novel, based on a true story, from the international bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

1942. Singapore is falling to the Japanese Army. English musician Norah Chambers places her eight-year-old daughter Sally on a ship leaving Singapore, desperate to keep her safe. As the island burns, Australian nurse Nesta James joins the terrified cargo of people, including the heartbroken Norah, crammed aboard the HMS Vyner Brooke. After only two days at sea, the ship is bombarded and sunk.

Nesta and Norah reach the beaches of Indonesia only to be captured and held in one of the notorious Japanese POW camps, places of starvation and brutality. But even here joy can be found, in music, where Norah's 'voice orchestra' transports the internees from squalor into light. The friendships they build with the dozens of other women in the camps will give them the hope, strength and camaraderie they need in order to stay alive.

Sisters under the Rising Sun tells the story of women in war: a novel of sisterhood, bravery and resilience in the darkest of circumstances, from the multimillion-copy bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Cilka's Journey and Three Sisters.

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About the Author

Heather Morris

Heather Morris is a Native of New Zealand and is now resident in Australia, working in a large public hospital in Melbourne.

For several years, Morris studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by an academy award winning screenwriter in the U.S.

In 2003, Morris was introduced to an elderly gentleman "who might just have a story worth telling". The day she met Lale Sokolov changed Heather's life, as their friendship grew and he embarked on a journey of self scrutiny, entrusting the inner most details of his life during the Holocaust. Morris originally wrote Lale's story as a screenplay - which ranked high in international competitions - before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2019.

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