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Leap of Fate

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  • About the Author
  • Singaporeans found themselves having to navigate livelihoods and relationships in unexpected tragicomic ways. Siblings would turn out to be lifelong enemies, money—or rather the lack of it—a crippling nightmare, love an ever posture of deception, wild gossip the coup de grâce. In spite of it all, the unforeseen, even death itself, would every so often become a flint for courage and redemption for some, especially Tin, a brave teenage girl who continued to defy familial odds, and Mona, a widow-turned-prostitute who was forced to thwart her own expectations.

    Equal parts inspired by real-life anecdotes and borne of imagination, this story promises to lay bare the struggles and aspirations of those living in an era and a place unwittingly defined by societal taboos and quirky traditions that have long vanished from the face of contemporary Singapore. Ultimately, this is the story of what it means to be human when fate decides to take a leap.

  • Jansen Lim is the author of two fiction novels: The Ties That Bite and In Rio You Love a Little More. His essays and feature articles have appeared in a range of publications from travel and lifestyle magazines to The Straits Times. He has also worked as a global project manager, lecturer, and videographer, and he lives in Singapore.

ISBN: 9789815144901
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 224
Year Published: 2024
Size: 127mm x 197mm
Language: English