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by Catherine Lim


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This is my first book, the one that launched me on the road to authorhood. The 17 short stories are about ordinary men and women living their ordinary lives, often with a determination that is no less than extraordinary—the woman desperate to have a male child to appease her tradition-bound husband, the young student who jumps to her death after her poor exam results, the savvy Singlish-speaking taxi driver who makes extra money looking out for male Caucasian tourists to take them to the city’s brothels.


  • Selected by The Business Times as one of the Top 10 English Singapore books from 1965–2015


Adult, Community College, Historical Fiction