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All Our Brave, Earthly Scars

Danielle Lim
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Lee Yang searches desperately for Snow amid the carnage of the 2002 Bali bombings. From Singapore’s worst fire in 1961, their lives, and later their love, have woven through years of struggle and separation. When a secret that has lain hidden for over 30 years comes to light and the truth unfolds, they are pulled apart. Now, in the face of Indonesia’s worst terror attack in its history, they risk losing one another yet again.
In this novel spanning over four decades, the five elements of fire, water, earth, air and spirit display their power in the lives of Yang, Snow and those around them-an intimate and heart-rending exploration of love and loss, loneliness and courage, scarring and healing.

Published: Mar/2022

ISBN: 9789815017106

Length: 240 Pages

All Our Brave, Earthly Scars

Danielle Lim

Lee Yang searches desperately for Snow amid the carnage of the 2002 Bali bombings. From Singapore’s worst fire in 1961, their lives, and later their love, have woven through years of struggle and separation. When a secret that has lain hidden for over 30 years comes to light and the truth unfolds, they are pulled apart. Now, in the face of Indonesia’s worst terror attack in its history, they risk losing one another yet again.
In this novel spanning over four decades, the five elements of fire, water, earth, air and spirit display their power in the lives of Yang, Snow and those around them-an intimate and heart-rending exploration of love and loss, loneliness and courage, scarring and healing.

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Danielle Lim

Danielle Lim is an award-winning author whose latest novel, All Our Brave, Earthly Scars, has been published in 2022. Her short story collection, And Softly Go the Crossings, won the Book of the Year as well as Best Literary Work in the Singapore Book Awards 2021. Her novel, Trafalgar Sunrise, was shortlisted for Best Literary Work in the Singapore Book Awards 2019. Her memoir, The Sound of SCH: A Mental Breakdown, a Life Journey, won the Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (non-fiction), and has been translated to Chinese and Tamil, published in Taiwan and India.


The Publishers Weekly (US) listed Danielle as one of Singapore's top writers in 2016. Her works have been featured in The Straits Times, BiblioAsia, on radio 938Now and ABC Radio Australia, in The West Australian and other publications. She has been invited to speak at international events such as the Singapore Writers Festival, the Kimberley Writers Festival, and the George Town Literary Festival.


Danielle is an alumna of the University of Oxford and resides in Singapore, where she is a lecturer.