- About the Author
Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2008
A mother finds out her son is gay; a daughter finds out her two mothers are lesbians; a niece stumbles upon the body of her dead uncle dressed in his wife's sarong kebaya; and an old man's nascent feelings for a Filipino maid lead him back to his suppressed art. This book delve beneath the sunlit island's prosperity and coded decorum. Her characters chip away prejudice and sculpt it into acceptance of the other.
Previously published in part as 'The Lies That Build a Marriage' this new collection contains five additional stories.
Suchen Christine Lim was born in Malaysia in 1948, grew up on both sides of the causeway that separates Malaysia from Singapore. Came to Singapore at age 14, studied in the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus schools, and the National University of Singapore. Taught in a junior college and worked as a curriculum specialist in the Ministry of Education. Resigned in 2003 to write full time. Suchen was awarded the Southeast Asian Writers Award in 2012.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 288
Year Published: 2017