Readings from Readings 2

Readings from Readings 2
New Writing from Malaysia, Singapore and Beyond
Editors: Bernice Chauly & Sharon Bakar
New Pb206 pp.
Subjects: Fiction, Malaysia, Poetry
Condition: Good
Publisher: Word Works Sdn Bhd
Published: 2012
The victim of a snatch theft adopts a rock which she carries everywhere for protection; a world-famous author plots the perfect suicide in an anonymous hotel room, and a young neurosurgeon finds himself on the other side of the medical equation after a tragic accident. From the village headman who travels to weddings and his tractor, to an androgynous rock singer with a U2 tribute band, and a beautiful ghost haunting abandoned warehouses with her lover, the book is packed with fascinating characters and intriguing situations.

This second collection of stories, poems and essays under the Readings from Readings banner is as diverse as the writers who’ve penned the pieces. What unites them is their connection with Kuala Lumpur’s longest running literary event, Readings@Seksan, which provides a regular platform for new work.

Praise for the previous collection Readings From Readings: New Malaysian Writing
“an inspired showcase of the best of Malaysian literary talent, a delicious rojak platter of stories profound, rib-tickling and thought-provoking.”
Terence Toh in The Selangor Times

“The thread that gives this lovely collection coherence, at first, seems to be shared a space – Seksan Gallery on Jalan Tempinis Satu. All these words were given voice once at the monthly readings organized by the editors. This is an eclectic compilation of prose and verse ...The bulk of the prose pieces are short, and make for great commuter read on the LRT, allowing you to ignore the crowded spaces when you slip into these larger imaginary ones.”
SH Lim in Time Out KL

“a handsome volume of fiction and poetry ...the book is a solid piece of literature.”
Zedeck Siew in The Selangor Times

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  • Brand: Word Works
  • Product Code: 9789671029213 – Readings from Readings 2
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  • RM29.90

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