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How We Live Now: Stories of Daily Living

Publisher: Ethos Books
  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • How We Live Now offers a multi-faceted, multi-voiced view of contemporary life in Singapore: its comforts and conflicts, personal tragedies and social tensions, and also opportunities for joy, hope and empathy. Featuring an exciting ensemble of both established and new writers, the stories invite readers to think seriously about the world around them, with urgent contemporary challenges such as social inequality and mental health, as well as age-old frictions in personal relationships and friendships.

    As this slate of characters grapples with crisis, loss, and what it means to hold each other close in a rapidly changing Singapore, we are invited to ponder: if this is indeed how we live now, should we continue in this vein?

    Featured Stories and Contributors

    Painting the Tiger by Philip Jeyaretnam
    Close to Home by Jinny Koh
    Fireworks by Dave Chua
    LIVE! At the Wet Market by Anittha Thanabalan
    Letters by Jessica Tan
    The Thing by Yeoh Jo-Ann
    Child’s Play by Patrick Sagaram
    The Missing Clock by Yolanda Yu Miaomiao, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
    Before the Valley by Rachel Heng
    Night Fishing by Karen Kwek

  • Yu-Mei Balasingamchow is the co-author of Singapore: A Biography and co-editor of In Transit: An Anthology from Singapore on Airports and Air Travel. Her short fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, won the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize and been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her stories have been published in Singapore, the UK, the US and Canada. Yu-Mei is originally from Singapore and now lives in Boston. She has received grants and fellowships in the US from the Sewanee Writers Conference, Ragdale Foundation and Vermont Studio Center, and in Singapore from the National Arts Council and Nanyang Technological University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University and is working on a novel with the support of a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation.

ISBN: 9789811836794
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 188
Year Published: 2022
Size: 130mm x 200mm