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Cry of the Flying Rhino

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CRY OF THE FLYING RHINO is set in 1996 Malaysia and Borneo, told from multiple viewpoints and in multiple voices. Malaysian Chinese family doctor Benjie Lee has had a careless one night stand with his new employee – mysterious, teenage Talisa, the adopted daughter of a wealthy, crass Scottish plantation owner, Ian, in the prov
Paperback, 1st, 280 pages
Published October 30th 2017 by Proverse Hong Kong
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Lauren Knapper
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Cry of the Flying Rhino, Ivy Ngeow captivates the reader entirely. I was enthralled from the first page and curious about the setting of the Borneo. The novel is rich with details on cultural backgrounds and references, so much so, that you find yourself learning whilst reading. The novel is told through three different and very diverse characters. It was extremely intriguing to see how all these narratives joined together. Ngeow’s use of character is creative and engaging, each one is terrib ...more
Sinead (Huntress of Diverse Books)
I was given an ARC of Cry of the Flying Rhino by the author. I was very interested in reading this book, as it combined Scottish characters (which is where I was living until a few weeks ago) with Malaysian characters (which is one of the countries that I’m from).

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A very difficult book for me to judge. I was not a fan of many of the characters. I just could not deal with Benjie. He w
Yvonne Lyon
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ivy Ngeow’s debut novel is like nothing I’ve read before. Cry of the Flying Rhino tells a story of defeat, struggle and an eventual coming to terms with reality. Told from multiple points of view and set in Malaysia and Borneo, the main protagonist is a young naïve doctor, Benjie Lee. He is forced to marry his pregnant girl-friend, Talisa, by her bullying adoptive father, Ian. Desperately unhappy in the marriage, his life stumbles on haphazardly. Into this strange mix, Ivy Ngeow uncovers a hidde ...more
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Oct 28, 2018
Hi my name is Ivy and I am an award-winning author. I was born and raised in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. My first book Cry of the Flying Rhino (published November 2017) won the 2016 International Proverse Prize. I was a graduate of the MA programme in Writing at Middlesex University where I won the Middlesex University Press literary prize in 2005. My stories have been on BBC World Service and in vario ...more