Possibly Related Characters: On Li Zi Shu’s “The Age of Goodbyes”

NOVEMBER 10, 2022 WHEN MALAYSIA GAINED independence from Britain in the mid-20th century, the country was forced to reckon with a long-standing history of racial conflict between the Malay and Chinese caused in part by colonial policies. When a majority-Chinese Democratic Action Party began gaining popularity in May 1969, the Chinese population in Kuala Lumpur … Read more

The new age of innocence

How long does it take to digest a global historical event and turn it into usable fiction? Many novelists in the past year or two have tried to answer this question by setting their stories in the depths of the Covid pandemic. It’s a tricky thing to get right, because you inevitably touch on a … Read more

Our new Gilded Age

A high-net-worth individual, or HNWI, is defined as someone with more than a million pounds in investible assets, excluding their main residence. To qualify as an ultra-high-net-worth individual, you need twenty times that in the bank. According to the 2022 World Wealth Report, the UK is home to more than 600,000 HNWIs and UHNWIs. As … Read more