Saturday, December 4, 2010

「Under the Sun」 by O Thiam Chin

O Thiam Chin's Under the Sun book launch at BooksActually.

From the author of Never Been Better and Free-Falling Man comes a new collection of flash fiction that brings to life a world of secrets, joy, grief and longing that lie beneath the ordinary and mundane. Under the Sun offers unflinching snapshots of everyday life, encapsulating the gritty and real, the subtle and extreme in fifty stories that surprise, reveal and evoke the strange and familiar, whether on the fringes or in the mainstream.

From murders to mysterious disappearances, from distorted childhood memories to unfulfilled desires, from flights of fantasy to brutal ruptures of reality, Under the Sun delivers more of O Thiam Chin's keen and honest observations of human flaws and foibles, and imbues the fleeting and revelatory moments of life with mystery an unembellished truths.

O THIAM CHIN's short stories have been featured in Asia Literary Review, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Kyoto Journal, The Jakarta Post, Asia Writes, Karavan, and several literary anthologies. He is the author of two short-story collections, "Free-Falling Man" and "Never Been Better", which was longlisted for the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.


O Thiam Chin's works are available at BooksActually

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