Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories Cyril Wong

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Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories  by  Cyril Wong

Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories by Cyril Wong
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“An eclectic collection of short stories that is original and often deeply moving.” —Dave Chua, author of The Beating and Other Stories“Cyril Wong’s largely character-driven stories demonstrate clearly how they are inspired, in each case, when aMore“An eclectic collection of short stories that is original and often deeply moving.” —Dave Chua, author of The Beating and Other Stories“Cyril Wong’s largely character-driven stories demonstrate clearly how they are inspired, in each case, when a personality passes through a moment of crisis, as in the tales of R.K.

Narayan. Whether his people are young or adult, female or male, gay or straight, there is always a struggle and a revelation. Sometimes there is no resolution. Cyril writes with insight and sympathy about people in a Singapore spectrum that readers can identify with.” —Robert Yeo, playwright and author of The Adventures of Holden HengA woman learns of a friend’s illness and wonders if she ever truly knew him. A boy who sees ghosts heeds the advice of a fortune-teller, with surprising consequences. A girl wakes up and realises everybody in her Bedok neighbourhood has vanished. This collection brings together, for the first time, both new and previously published stories by Cyril Wong, the award-winning author of The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza.

Ranging from the commonplace to the surreal, these short narratives feature characters in crisis, with two stories crossing intriguingly into creative autobiography.



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