Book review: Jing-Jing Lee’s How We Disappeared is equal parts heartfelt and harrowing, tender and triumphant

Wang Di has a terrible secret, a hidden shame she has suppressed for more than fifty years. But in the year 2000, when her husband dies and takes with him a slew of secrets of his own, her lonely life becomes almost unbearable. Unwilling to hear his stories and unprepared to share her own until it is too late to do so, Wang Di’s wartime experiences come back to haunt her, in author Jing-Jing Lee‘s How We Disappeared.

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