The Adopted


THE ADOPTED: Stories from Angkor
by Yong Shu Hoong, Heng Siok Tian, Yeow Kai Chai & Phan Ming Yen
published by Ethos Books


One ancient land. Four writers. Guilt, ruins, loss, fear of change, and forgiveness.

Enter a labyrinth of stories prompted by shared experiences, shaped by different themes, provocations, inspirations, and styles.

Yong Shu Hoong starts this creative relay-race in Angkor Wat, where a fleeting encounter between two strangers creates a bind, entangling diverging lives that oscillate between Cambodia and Singapore.

Heng Siok Tian’s sequence of stories unsettles the perceived boundaries of historical facts, subjective perceptions, subconscious imagination, and dreams. 

Retribution, rebirth, relics... noir fiction with Phan Ming Yen’s brand of slow burning domestic horror will reel you into a different realm. 

Yeow Kai Chai’s imaginarium walks you on the wild side – along with tourists, macaques and other enigmatic beings – unveiling psychological insights and laying bare the rituals of human behaviour.

- paperback: 176 pages 
- product dimensions: 130 x 200 mm

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