The Teardrop Story Woman by Catherine Lim
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It is 1951, the height of communist activity in Malaya. Father Francois Martin is sent from his native Toulouse to the little town of Luping to save souls. There, he meets Mei Kwei, a beautiful Chinese woman whose admiration for the priest soon turns into love.
 

About Catherine Lim

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Lim, a Fulbright Award winner, she holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, and she gives lectures and seminars at home and abroad.
 
Published January 1, 1950 by ORION. 432 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When she gives birth to Martin's son, Austin, learning of the affair, attacks Martin in a rage, and Mei Kwei flees to Singapore, where she becomes a bar girl.

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Although her father scorns her and unsuccessfully attempts to have her adopted by another family, the resourceful Mei Kwei survives by charming those around her, from her loutish Big Older Brother--whose affection for her has sexual overtones--to the three men whose attentions later change her life.

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