Writers’ Voices: Aimee Liu Sets

In the South Asian archipelago known as the Andaman Islands, aboriginal tribes thrived for 60,000 years before the onset of British colonialism nearly wiped them out. Best selling novelist Aimee Liu struggled for years to set a book there, but got nowhere until she finally had the opportunity to visit the islands and learn of the part they played in World War II. The result – “Glorious Boy,” an epic yet intimate portrayal of love and war that, as Publishers’ Weekly says “upends the cliches of the white savior narrative.”