The Man Who Wore His Wife's Sarong: Stories of the Unsung, Unsaid and Uncelebrated in Singapore (Paperback)

The Man Who Wore His Wife's Sarong: Stories of the Unsung, Unsaid and Uncelebrated in Singapore By Suchen Christine Lim Cover Image
$16.95
This book is harder to get and may take several weeks if available. Please email info@mcnallyjackson.com with questions.

Description


A toilet cleaner is forced to borrow from a loan shark to save her HIV infected son; a private-eye who channels Monkey God discovers the dark secret between her adoptive father and sister; a mother finds out her son is gay; a daughter struggles to accept her two lesbian mothers; a niece stumbles upon the body of her uncle dressed in his wife's sarung kebaya; and an elderly father's nascent feelings for the daughter's Filipino maid leads him to his suppressed art, and a prostitute finds self-worth and dignity. In The Man Who Wore His Wife's Sarong Singapore Literature Prize winner Suchen Christine Lim tells stories of the unsaid, unsung and uncelebrated that strip off the mask of Singapore's prosperity and coded decorum to reveal the prejudices, tensions and taboos in families.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912049080
ISBN-10: 1912049082
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English