REBECCA TOMASIS is a Joint -Winner of The International Proverse Prize (2009). Her novel, "Mishpacha - Family" was published by Proverse Hong Kong on 23 November 2010.Tomasis was born in the United Arab Emirates, spent her later childhood years inTurkey and has called Hong Kong home since she was eleven. She has a young family. She has been writing all her life and "Mishpacha – Family" is her first completed novel. Tomasis attributes her love of writing to two sources, her passion for reading and her interest in people and how people think and feel and interact with each other. During her history studies at University it was always the stories of the people involved in each particular time period or historical event, that gripped her most. Her travels across the world have served to fuel her interest in people and their families and she has a particular interest in the Middle East and its fascinating culture, history and people.
BOOK BY REBECCA TOMASIS PUBLISHED BY PROVERSE HONG KONG
Mishpacha -- Family Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)
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REBECCA TOMASIS's first novel, "Mishpacha -- Family", has been excellently reviewed by Yeeshan Yang, author of Whispers and Moans and Palma's Tears.
"Outstanding … I was engrossed. In … [one] sense the novel deals with a universal issue – the dynamic relationships – between family and state, between cultures, between the varied world-views and motivations possessed by young and old generations. … Mishpacha touches me deeply. … the author sensually delivers a vividly colourful story-telling how young women negotiate for favourable lifestyles, love, and power while dealing with family difficulties and … external forces …. Through the young women's painful experiences, Mishpacha creates an ambitious thinking place in itself – throughout the book it desperately tries to find out: What on earth has my life got to do with this abstract and symbolic homeland? The novel has a rhythm composed by its black humour and sometimes by light humour. It has its own characteristic literary style. … It is delightful to see that Hong Kong – an international city upholding freedom of creativity – has eventually became the birthplace of Mishpacha." —Yeeshan Yang, author of Whispers and Moans and Palma's Tears.
Review of Mishpacha by Rebecca Tomasis in Cairns Media Magazine, 9 February 2011:
http://www.cairnsmedia.com/Archives - bookreview_Michpacha-Family_02092011.html
Rebecca was Sarah Passmore's guest on RTHK on Friday, 12 November 2010, 2.00pm.
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