Claiming Susan Chin
- About the Author
Longlisted for the 2022 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
A passenger airliner plummets into the Korean DMZ, killing every person on board but one: Susan Chin, a sixteen-year-old Singaporean girl with Down syndrome. The authorities are quick to dismiss the crash as an accident, but the insurers aren't convinced, not over the girl's questionable account. Claims investigator Jean Wan is called upon to challenge the ruling. She befriends Susan and uncovers an eccentric version of her story laced with magic mushrooms, a dead girl and the unusual bond between Susan and her father. Confronted by the stench of conspiracy, Jean realises she must strike at the heart of it all—the innocence of Susan Chin.
Tham Cheng-E is the author of Band Eight and Surrogate Protocol, the latter shortlisted for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. He is a father to two boys, the younger of whom has Down syndrome. He also writes about Down syndrome and parenting on his family blog Thumbprints.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 352
Year Published: 2023
Size: 225mm x 152mm