Is it possible that a world can be divided by memory retention instead of race, wealth, or religion? Felicia Yap tells the story of a psychological thriller in Yesterday, centered around murder and a society where there are only two classes – Monos, those who can remember events from the past 24 hours; and Duos, those who retain up to 48 hours of memory. We speak to the Malaysian born author about her debut novel.
Tell us four fast facts we need to know about you.
- I have a Cambridge Half-Blue in competitive ballroom dancing. I wanted to represent the university in competitive blind-wine tasting but the activity proved incompatible with dancing.
- I have visited 119 countries for work, study or simply to expand my horizons.
- I’m currently on a quest to see all paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. I have seen all but one (the Adoration of the Magi was unfortunately being restored when I arrived at the Uffizi).
- I enjoy scuba diving. I love diving with sharks, on war wrecks, and in underwater caverns.