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  • Published: 7 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241439289
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $48.00
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Fragile Monsters




A spellbinding novel of war and family betrayal set in Malaysia - The God of Small Things for our century

Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, for as long as it takes to escape.

But a reckoning is coming. Stuck together in the rising heat, both women must untangle the truth from the myth of their family's past. What happened to Durga's mother after she gave birth? Why did so many of their family members disappear during the war? And who is to blame for the childhood tragedy that haunts her to this day?

Catherine Menon's stunning debut noveltraces one family's story from 1920 to the present,unravelling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires. Written in vivid technicolour, with an electric daughter-grandmother relationship at its heart, Fragile Monsters explores what happens when secrets fester through the generations.

  • Published: 7 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241439289
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $48.00
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Sweep your book club off to Malaysia with this spellbinding novel of war and family betrayal.

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