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Love and Vertigo

Free download ☆ Love and Vertigo ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB For the first time in my life I saw my mother in relation to her family and I didn't recognise her any These Singaporean roots of hers this side of her and possibly of me too were unacceptable I was determined not to belong not to fit in because I was Australian and Mum ought to be Australian too The tug of her roots the blur. It wasn t a happy tale neither in the individual lives of the characters and I can t help but think that so much of that misery was so unncessary and also the accepted treatment of women Both by society and encouraged by the women themselves It was like a vicious circle And all boiling down to that girls aren t loved and girls aren t worthy of chosing their life doing anything for themselves They are to be wives and mothers It s a cycle See Pandora s mother who didn t want to be married scurrying about the bedroom like a wild animal as she doesn t want her husband near her She doesn t want to be pregnant doesn t want the babies and when Pandora is born she wants nothing to do with the little baby girl For the first few years Pandora is brought up by her Aunt before being sent back to her mother s house where she runs about doing chores desperate to get love that she never recieves Then she grows up marries a man who adores her doesn t know her as a person and wants her to idolise him and do everything for him She marries whilst still in uni has to drop out as she falls pregnant and that s the end of her She s a frustrated housewife trapped in a loveless from her side marriage suffering from severe depression a worsening eye condition that leaves her virtually blind at the end But every woman is brought up being told they re worthless every woman torments her daughter in law every women neglects to love her daughter the same thing happens again with Pandora s daughter Grace I just found this attitude and treatment of little girls utterly depressing Even though I already knew they were undervalued This book starts off pre second world war so Pandora s mother even suffered foot binding Just ughIt is interesting though in working through these family sagas and seeing the cultures and history It starts off in Singapore and works through the second world war and the Japanese occupation Pandora marries Jonah Tay Chinese Malaysian and ends up going back to Malaysia with him before in the end with young children they emmigrate to Australia So there s also a bit about immigrants trying to fit into their new country the children being Australian than the parents would want but then when the parents go back to the homeland finding everything s moved on without them and they don t really belong there either These are the curses of living abroad You ll belong nowhere And of course there is the biggie the death of the parent Grace s mother ie Pandora commits suicide on a visit back to Singapore and it s at the funeral that the book starts and this look back over her life that takes us through the family history And do we ever really know or understand our parents

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Free download ☆ Love and Vertigo ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Sia and Australia evoking the life traditions and tastes of a forceful Chinese family as well as the hardship cruelty and pain Written in a fresh contemporary voice tinged with biting humor this is a story about resilience and a story about migration but in many ways it is a story about parents' expectations for their childr. Here s how dumb I am I read this book and I thought it was an OK collection of anecdotes about someone living in Malaysia and their experiencesIt was only after I finished it and read the back cover I realized it was an odyssey about a woman searching for meaning through the harrowing life of her motherNot paying attention Perhaps I liked Behind The Moon a LOT

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Free download ☆ Love and Vertigo ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ring of her role from wife and mother to sister and aunt angered meOn the eve of her mother's wake Grace Tay flies to Singapore to join her father and brother and her mother's family Here she explores her family history looking for the answers to her mother's death This beautiful and moving novel steps between Singapore Malay. In Pandora s neediness love like vertigo pulled at her and she was at once terrified and tempted by the void below pp 99Pandora Lim terlahir sebagai anak yang tidak diinginkan oleh Mei Ling sang ibu Mei Ling sangat kecewa ketika ia kembali melahirkan anak perempuan untuk kesekian kali Pandora pun dihibahkan kepada adik perempuan Mei Ling Gadis cilik itu hidup bahagia dan mamur hingga ibu angkatnya melahirkan seorang anak perempuan Ketika itu terjadi Pandora harus kembali ke rumah asalnya kepada ibu aslinya Sejak saat itu Pandora mengerti bahwa tidak ada yang menginginkan dirinya tidak siapapunAkhirnya ia tumbuh besar dengan rasa kecewa yang memenuhi benaknya Sebagian besar memori yang ia punya hanyalah hukuman hukuman dan kerja keras yang harus ia lakukan demi mendapatkan perhatian semua orang yang ada di rumah terutama ayah dan ibunya Ia berpikir ia akan berubah nasib dan menjadi lebih bahagia ketika berkeluarga Ternyata salah Ia memiliki ibu mertua yang selalu berlaku sinis dan kejam terhadapnya mengingat suaminya adalah anak pertama Seolah olah ada kompetisi tak terlihat antara ibu mertua dan dirinyaRasa kecewa dalam diri Pandora berkembang semakin besar hingga ia tidak mengenal siapa dirinya sendiri Ia sudah tidak tahu mana sebenarnya cinta dan seperti apa cinta Baginya cinta dan vertigo tidak lagi ada bedanyaMembaca novel ini saya seperti membaca buku novel romantis yang berbumbu sejarah Karena Teo tidak hanya bercerita mengenai pelik kehidupan cinta Pandora namun juga situasi politik sosial ekonomi dan budaya yang terjadi kala itu Yang menjadi setting novel ini adalah Singapura dan Malaysia pada tahun 1940 1969 dan 1990an kemudian Australia pada tahun 1969an 1990an Penggambaran budaya Cina cukup jelas disini karena novel ini memang tentang perempuan Cina dan pengarangnya pun berasal dari kultur yang samaLain itu topik asimilasi dan imitasi dan khususnya tentang gender memang terasa sangat kental Sesekali pembaca juga disuguhkan tentang sejarah yang berkait dengan SARA yang tentunya berasal dari sudut pandang si penulis Jadi bisa jadi akan ada pendapat pendapat yang mungkin negatif dari para pembaca dari golongan agama tertentuLewat novel ini kita dapat mengetahui bahwa kaum Cina zaman dulu menganggap anak perempuan sangatlah tidak berguna dan tidak mampu berbuat apapun Maka mereka lebih menyenangi anak laki laki sebagai penerus keluarga Saya rasa pendapat ini tidak hanya pemikiran kuno yang dimiliki oleh bangsa Cina kuno saja namun juga bangsa lainnya di zaman dahulu kalaLewat novel ini juga kita mengetahui soal mengenai asimilasi khususnya yang terjadi pada para imigran Seperti yang terjadi pada Grace dan Sonny dua anak Pandora yang merasa tidak diterima ketika mereka tinggal di Australia dan merasa bukan menjadi bagian dari bangsa Cina khususnya ketika mereka berada di Singapura Sehingga mereka malah berada pada posisi tengah tengah bukan bagian dari barat ataupun dari timur Menyadari hal ini mereka malah ingin sepenuhnya menjadi seorang barat dan lebih ekstrim lagi membenci dilahirkan sebagai CinaAkhir kata novel ini merupakan salah satu karya yang sangat menarik Tidak heran jika diganjar dengan penghargaan Australian Vogel Literary Award 1999

  • Paperback
  • 300
  • Love and Vertigo
  • Hsu-Ming Teo
  • English
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9781865082783