Lake Like a Mirror (Paperback)

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By Sok Fong Ho, Natascha Bruce (Translator)
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Have you every read a book that made you want to learn a new language, just so you could read it in the original? That's this book. Beautiful, with rich, touching imagery.

--Devon

— From Devon D. Staff Picks

Have you every read a book that made you want to learn a new language, just so you could read it in the original? That's this book. Beautiful, with rich, touching imagery.

--Devon

— From Women in Translation Month 2020 #WITMonth

Description


By an author described by critics as "the most accomplished Malaysian writer, full stop," Lake Like a Mirror is a scintillating exploration of the lives of women buffeted by powers beyond their control. Squeezing themselves between the gaps of rabid urbanization, patriarchal structures and a theocratic government, these women find their lives twisted in disturbing ways.

In precise and disquieting prose, Ho Sok Fong draws her readers into a richly atmospheric world of naked sleepwalkers in a rehabilitation center for wayward Muslims, mysterious wooden boxes, gossip in unlicensed hairdressers, hotels with amnesiac guests, and poetry classes with accidentally charged politics--a world that is peopled with the ghosts of unsaid words, unmanaged desires and uncertain statuses, surreal and utterly true.

About the Author


HO SOK FONG is the author of one other short story collection, Maze Carpet. Her literary awards include the Chiu Ko Fiction Prize (2015), the 25th China Times Short Story Prize, and the 30th United Press Short Story Prize. She has a PhD in Chinese Language & Literature from NTU Singapore, and lives in Malaysia.Natascha Bruce translates fiction from Chinese. Her work includes short stories by Hong Kong surrealist writer Dorothy Tse, Lonely Face by Singapore's Yeng Pway Ngon and, with Nicky Harman, A Classic Tragedy by Xu Xiaobin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781931883986
ISBN-10: 193188398X
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English