Pulse is a complex, riveting novel about love, death and the ties that bind.
The story begins in the summer of 2007 in Toronto’s Chinatown. Natalie is thrown into recollections of her native Singapore when she receives the devastating news that Selim, the son of her childhood friend and lover, has died suddenly. Selim left behind clues that suggest his death may have something to do with Natalie’s own past, and she decides to return to Singapore to uncover the truth. Bound up with this tragedy is the relationship between Natalie and her father, a domineering man whose treatment of his daughter may be the key to understanding Selim’s death.close this panel
LYDIA KWA grew up in Singapore but has called Canada home since 1980. She has published poetry (The Colours of Heroines) and two previous novels, This Place Called Absence and The Walking Boy. She lives and works in Vancouver as a writer and psychologist. Please see www.lydiakwa.com for more on the author.close this panel