Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories

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Epigram Books, 2014 - Literary Collections - 180 pages
Recommended by the National Library Board, Singapore and Ministry of Communications and Information

A 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. From Cyril Wong, award-winning author of The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza, comes another beautiful book about characters in crisis, with two stories crossing intriguingly into creative autobiography.
 

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Contents

Applause
Ten Things My Father Never Taught
Steamboat
Cinema
The Mistake
The Vomiting Incident
Copyright

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About the author (2014)

Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure, Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light andSatori Blues, as well as a collection of strange short fables called Let Me Tell You Something About That Night. He has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. A past recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. His first novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza, was published by Epigram Books in 2013.

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