Impractical Uses of Cake


Publisher: Epigram Books
$24.90

Winner of the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

Sukhin is a thirty-five-year-old teacher who lives alone. His life consists of reading, working and visiting his parents’ to rearrange his piles of “collectibles”. He has only one friend, another teacher who has managed to force Sukhin into a friendship by sheer doggedness.

While on an errand one afternoon in Chinatown, he encounters a homeless person who recognises him. This chance reunion turns Sukhin’s well-planned life upside down, and the pair learns about love and sacrifice over their shared fondness for cake.

Advance Praise
"It reveals a whole side of Singapore that many people in Singapore may not be aware of, with a dry sense of humour and a deep understanding of human difficulties and the problems faced by Singapore as an urban centre."
—Professor Rajeev S. Patke, director of the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College

About the Author
Yeoh Jo-Ann is the winner of the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Formerly a features editor at SPH Magazines, she is currently a client operations director with a digital marketing agency. Her fiction has been anthologised in We R FamilyIn Transit and Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three.

ISBN: 9789814845120
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 234
Year Published: 2019
Language: English

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