- About the Author
When 7-year-old Anna told a lie to get out of trouble, she didn’t expect her older sister to go missing. Faced with her mother’s wrath and riddled with guilt, Anna tries to make amends as she grapples with the aftermath of her actions.
Until her daughter’s body is found, Su Lai refuses to believe that she has simply disappeared. Turning to a medium as her obsession to find her daughter escalates, the family is sucked into a web of pain and deceit that forces them to confront their own measures of loss. A masterful debut by Jinny Koh, The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually boldly interrogates the extent of familial love and expectation while unravelling the complexities of hope and redemption.
Jinny Koh’s stories and essays have appeared in Pembroke Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, Kyoto Journal, Columbia Journal, Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume 2, and Litro, among others.
Her short story, “Close To Home”, was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Jinny graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, where she was the Fiction Editor for The Southern California Review.
Currently a freelance writer based in Singapore, The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually is her debut novel.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 292
Year Published: 2018
Size: 130mm x 200mm