- About the Author
What if the gods were condemned to immortality due to the continued storytelling by mortals? What if Hades met Persephone in contemporary Singapore? Would their story still arrive at its age-old conclusion?
Sophie is an ordinary florist living an ordinary mortal life in Singapore whilst caring for an aged mother suffering from dementia. One day, a peculiar man (with the same name as the ancient Greek god of the Underworld) crashes into her life and falls heavier and heavier in her debt. Sophie tries to help him recover from amnesia and get back on his feet, while in the meantime, arranging for him to work for room and board at her flower shop. As time goes by, she grows accustomed to his company. She becomes unsure if she actually wants him to quickly pay off his debt and step out of her life just as abruptly as he had arrived…
Absurd, comedic, and tender at the same time, this whimsical variation of the classic Greek myth will not fail to amuse and delight.
Born and bred in Singapore, Yihan Sim debuted her first novel Fear of the Guest in 2020. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy in 2015. Her research interests include ancient Greek philosophy, classical Chinese philosophy and Zen Buddhist philosophy.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 224
Year Published: 2021
Size: 198mm x 130mm