A River of Roses

By Rex Shelley

Meet Philippa Rosario. She’s 56 and feisty, a junior college teacher who dabbles in the Chinese zodiac, confident that she has all human nature taped. Enter once again, Vicky Viera, mellowed by a tragic past. Together, they weave the threads of a spell-binding odyssey spanning four generations of the Rosario family—from the raging Alfonso and clairvoyant Antonio, to Ignatius, a spirited hormone-driven teenager.

In this novel, Rex Shelley introduces a host of memorable multi-hued characters: the cheroot-smoking, wine-swigging padre, the contractor unlucky in love yet ending up with all the aces, the clarinet player whose religion and passions are at odds with each other. The Eurasians of his other novels are also present—every one of them firmly bound by the fate that history and the Chinese zodiac have reserved for them

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About Author

Rex Shelley

Rex Shelley (1930u00adu20132009) was a Eurasian Singaporean author who belonged to the generation of Singaporeans that has seen the last vestiges of the colonial raj, lived through the Pacific War and the Japanese Occupation, and experienced the trials and uncertainty during the turbulent struggle for independence and the radical changes following it. He has published a total of eight books, five of which won prizes; a fiction quartet of four books with background of the Eurasians in Singapore, three books on Japan and the Japanese and one humorous book on Singlish. He was awarded the Public Service Star in 1978 and Public Service Star (Bar) in 1989

Product Details
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)
ISBN-13 : 9789814677714