The Harmony Silk Factory
by Tash Aw
Malaysian author, Tash Aw, provides an amazing read with his debut novel, The Harmony Silk Factory. The center of the book is Johnny Lim, owner of the eponymous Harmony Silk Factory, a textile factory in the Kinta Valley of rural Malaysia. Though he serves as the center of the work, he remains a remote figure, accessible only through the accounts of others. Here, we explore the themes of love, betrayal, and the possibility of ever truly knowing another.