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  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia, Paris, Sydney, California

The Majesties

The Majesties

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: When your sister murders 300 people, you can’t help but wonder why.

  • ISBN: 978-1982115500
  • Genre: Fiction, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

Gwendolyn and Estella have always been as close as sisters can be. Growing up in a wealthy, eminent, and sometimes deceitful family, they’ve relied on each other for support and confidence. But now Gwendolyn is lying in a coma, the sole survivor of Estella’s poisoning of their whole clan.

As Gwendolyn struggles to regain consciousness, she desperately retraces her memories, trying to uncover the moment that led to this shocking and brutal act. Was it their aunt’s mysterious death at sea? Estella’s unhappy marriage to a dangerously brutish man? Or were the shifting loyalties and unspoken resentments at the heart of their opulent world too much to bear? Can Gwendolyn, at last, confront the carefully buried mysteries in their family’s past and the truth about who she and her sister really are?

Travel Guide

The world of Indonesia- Chinese riches and power

Traveling from the luxurious world of the rich and powerful in Indonesia to the most spectacular shows at Paris Fashion Week, from the sunny coasts of California to the melting pot of Melbourne’s university scene, The Majesties is a haunting and deeply evocative novel about the dark secrets that can build a family empire–and also bring it crashing down.

“Over there you have no choice about what you become. It’s all laid out for you, by family, by race, by money and status”.

This is the story of a family, an empire and a sense of pride that all goes wrong. And spectacularly wrong. Everyone wants to know how the rich live, but few realise what goes on behind the scenes. The level of wealth displayed in this book, this world of Indonesian Chinese – is highly corrupting. Greed and secrets go hand in hand.

Most of the novel takes place against the background of Jakarta and Indonesia. The story continues in Paris, Sydney and California.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Majesties

Destination/location: Jakarta, Indonesia, Paris,Sydney, California.     Author/guide: Tiffany Tsao   Departure Time: 2000s

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