The Garden of Evening Mists Characters

Tan Twan Eng
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Judge Teoh Yun Ling

Yun Ling is a retired judge by the time she begins telling the story of her life. She has recently been diagnosed with a neurological disease that will take her memories and her ability to communicate. With those thoughts in mind, she decides to write down details about her life and to set her affairs in order.

The Japanese took Ling and her sister, Yun Hong, prisoner when they were young. Both were brutalized and tortured by the Japanese, but Ling became close to a Japanese officer and was set free while all the other prisoners, including Yun Hong, were killed. Ling never forgave herself for surviving while her sister died. She spent a lot of time as an adult trying to find the prison camp in the hope that she could give the prisoners a proper burial. It wasn't until she retired and faced...

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