BOOK EXCERPT | The Last Days by William Tham Wai Liang

This is an excerpt from William Tham Wai Liang’s second novel, The Last Days. For context, we recommend reading the synopsis of the book first. 1981, Kuala Lumpur. An aging Communist revolutionary arrives in the hazy heart of the capital while the country lurches towards a political turning point; a time marked by protests, clandestine arrests and media suppression. A woman known only as H agrees to document the revolutionary’s story and her dangerous task is complicated by the fragmented memories of her family’s own complicity during the violent days of the Emergency. As a silent assassin closes in, their...

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