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Love, or Something Like Love

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LOVE, OR SOMETHING LIKE LOVE
by O Thiam Chin
published by Math Paper Press
First Edition, First Printing

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LONGLISTED FOR THE FRANK O'CONNOR INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD & SINGAPORE LITERATURE PRIZE 2014

A woman reminded of her past through the acts of her grandson. A band of swordsmen on a failed mission. The forbidden love of Zheng He, the great Chinese Admiral. A young daughter forming a strange bond with her deceased father’s cat. Presenting ten stories in his fifth collection, O Thiam Chin plumbs the joy and despair, hopes and fears of men and women caught up by their past and confounded by lost loves. Taut, dark and visceral, these stories reveal, once again, the mysteries that lie in the heart of man.


Praise for The Rest Of Your Life And Everything That Comes With It: 

“Three qualities in particular make this collection noteworthy: the emotional precision with which O writes about a variety of human experiences, the incisiveness with which he depicts the darker sides of human nature and the way he unifies twelve disparate stories. These skills, combined with his economic writing style, do much to explain why
his work is quickly generating acclaim... While the effect of O’s writing is sometimes uncomfortable, it is also memorable. His mastery of emotional detail leaves a lasting, and often haunting, impression.”

~ Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

- paperback with cover flap: 130 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 200 x 10 mm 

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