Lies That Build A Marriage, The: Stories Of The Unsung, Unsaid And Uncelebrated In Singapore


by Lim, Suchen Christine

Lies That Build A Marriage, The: Stories Of The Unsung, Unsaid And Uncelebrated In Singapore

Price:  US$14.25   (SGD18.50*)
Format:  Paper Back, 215 pages
Published:  2007, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810587130
SB#:  042219 (801)

About This Book

Singapore Literature Prize-winning author Suchen Christine Lim delves beneath the Lion City's prosperity and coded decorum to reveal genuine people facing difficult issues that are normally strictly taboo. A mother finds out that her son is gay; a daughter discovers that 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 budding feelings for a Filipino maid lead him back to his suppressed art. One by one, the characters in the ten short stories chisel away the prejudice that surrounds them to sculpt a social acceptance of themselves and their circumstances. This collection includes a Postscript, in which the author describes the very different reactions she has had to some of her stories.


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