"Beautiful prose, accompanied by a plot with surprising twists and turns. This romantic mystery kept me hooked to the very end."- Shoma Mittra, Authorsden
"Massey has crafted an unforgettable novel full of the curious twists and turns of fate... delicious to the very end."- Wendy O'Hanlon, A Cultural Connection
" An intriguing and enjoyable read"- Cheryl, Goodreads
" The twists and turns along the way will surprise you. " - Sharyn Ghidella, Weekend Sunrise
"A well written novel with surprises around every corner"- John Morrow, Pick of the Week
"I was blown away by this book." - Literary Chanteuse
From the Author
About Ann Massey
I was working for a newspaper in Perth, Western Australia, the Daily News when my career took a nose-dive. The paper that had begun in 1888 went into receivership. Like many contemporary women I was divorced, so when the new man in my life asked me to accompany him to Borneo I told him to point me in the direction of the passport office. By now you may be thinking I am an irresponsible airhead. And when I think back my actions were more like those of a character in a romantic mystery than a level headed newspaper executive.
Two months later I was living in Miri, Sarawak, one of two Malaysian provinces on the island of Borneo. Sarawak is home to the Ibans, the indigenous tribe that depends on the rain forest for their resources and livelihood. Between 1990 and 2005 logging in Sarawak was twice that of Africa and the Amazon combined. When the editor of the Borneo Post learnt of my newspaper background he employed me as a sub-editor. It turned out to be an eye-opener. As I subbed articles about the timber industry's inroads into the rainforest, I noticed that nothing was ever published about the human cost, the destruction of a centuries-old way of life, of a proud people forced off their lands by rapacious multi-national companies.
Their heartbreak led me to write The White Amah in the hope that by humanizing the environmental issues more people might join the campaign against logging old-growth forests.