A collection of short stories in two groups. “First” relates closely to the Singapore of the 1990s when an old way of life loses its grip in a fast-changing society. “My Grandfather Tim” – a sequel to “My Cousin Tim” the author’s earlier story which has captured public imagination, unravels the accepted truths of a family’s history. In “Grandmother: A Horror Story”, a man exorcises the domineering spirit of his grandmother. Two women in opposite continents confront who they are expected to be in “A Sisters’ Correspondence”.
Simon Tay won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2010.ISBN: 9789814189675
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2016