The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong

Suchen Christine Lim | Monsoon Books | 2017

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Updated, new edition to That Lies That Build A Marriage (shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2008) featuring five new stories.
Author Suchen Christine Lim is the in augural winner of the Singapore Literature Prize.
A collection of short stories to challenge Singaporeans’ thinking about issues frequently considered taboo.

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.

The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong, Suchen Christine Lim’s short stories of the unsung, unsaid and un celebrated in Singapore, delve beneath the sunlit island’s prosperity and coded decorum. Her characters chip away prejudice and sculpt it into acceptance of the other.

ISBN: 9781912049080

Cover Type: Softcover

Page Count: 336

Year Published: 2017

Language: English

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Updated, new edition to That Lies That Build A Marriage (shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2008) featuring five new stories.
Author Suchen Christine Lim is the in augural winner of the Singapore Literature Prize.
A collection of short stories to challenge Singaporeans’ thinking about issues frequently considered taboo.

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.

The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong, Suchen Christine Lim’s short stories of the unsung, unsaid and un celebrated in Singapore, delve beneath the sunlit island’s prosperity and coded decorum. Her characters chip away prejudice and sculpt it into acceptance of the other.

“This is a book that deals with controversial subjects.”
— The Straits Times, Singapore

ISBN: 9781912049080

Cover Type: Softcover

Page Count: 336

Year Published: 2017

Language: English

Suchen Christine Lim

One of Singapore’s most distinguished writers, her third novel, Fistful of Colours, was awarded the Inaugural Singapore Literature Prize (1992). A Bit of Earth (2000) and a short story collection, The Lies That Build a Marriage (2007) were subsequently shortlisted for the same prize.

Awarded a Fulbright grant in 1997, she is a Fellow of the International Writer’s Program, University of Iowa, and the first Singapore writer honoured as the university’s International Writer-in-Residence in 2000.

Since then, she has also held writing residences in Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea and at the University of Western Australia in Perth. In 2011, she was the Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. In 2012, she won the South East Asia Write Award.

In the UK, she has been Writer-in-Residence and also a tutor at the Arvon Foundation’s Moniack Mhor in Scotland and was invited to talk about her work at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Monsoon Books

Monsoon Books is a Singapore-registered award-winning independent publisher of English-language books and ebooks on Asia, with its editorial office at Burrough Court in the UK. Monsoon publishes fiction (literary and commercial) and nonfiction (biography and autobiography, true crime, food and drink, history, travelogues and current affairs) with Asian themes. It publishes quality books from outstanding writers the world over and has several regional bestsellers to its name.
Monsoon’s titles have been translated into various languages and have been adapted for TV.

Monsoon’s publisher divides his time between Singapore and the UK, and Monsoon exhibits at major international book fairs; to arrange an appointment to meet a representative of Monsoon Books at London, Beijing or Frankfurt, please email the publisher.

Monsoon Books offers an exciting, innovative and distinctive alternative to commercial publishing; its mission is to be unique—to find new talent and put publishing in Asia at the heart of the literary world.

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