The short stories of Shirley Geok-lin Lim—born in Malacca, Malaysia and now Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of California—reflect the complex mosaic of her world. From the rich Peranakan tradition of her childhood to the harsh perplexity of American life in adulthood, her writing bristles with violence, dislocation and psychic dismemberment. This collection brings you Lim’s most memorable stories, along with her most recent work—written over four decades—from the tumultuous 1960s all through to our present day.
“Lim has too much raw energy
and even brutal power
to be confined by her craft.”
— The Straits Times (Singapore)