And Softly Go the Crossings: A Collection of short stories
- About the Author
The silent interplay between beauty and darkness, pain and healing.
In this collection of short stories, Singapore Literature Prize-winner Danielle Lim probes the unseen changes which take place in the human psyche and their impact on the textures of life. Weaving through pain and healing, beauty and darkness, these silent crossings of the human heart and mind are deep and formidable. Yet they often go unnoticed due to their quiet, subtle nature. From a man struggling to bridge the distance between him and his father as his father dies, to the changes in the human psyche when people are pit competitively against one another, these stories seek to draw out the emotional and psychological threads which form the tapestry of lived experience.
With its portraits of love and loss, loneliness and heartache, hope and healing, And Softly Go the Crossings challenges the reader to encounter human connectedness through soft, yet powerful, inner rhythms.
Danielle Lim’s first book, The Sound of SCH: A Mental Breakdown, a Life Journey, was co-winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (non-fiction). The memoir has been translated to Chinese and published in Taiwan, as well as translated to Tamil and published in India. Her second book, Trafalgar Sunrise, a novel exploring Sars and leprosy, was published in 2018 and was a finalist in the Singapore Book Awards 2019 for Best Literary Work. Danielle graduated from the University of Oxford and is based in Singapore, where she is a Lecturer at the Nanyang Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 232
Year Published: 2020