• A Subtle Degree of Restraint and Other Stories

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    • Category : MALAYSIAN FICTION
    • ISBN Code: 9789675997471
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Various
    • Publisher: MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd


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A lunchtime appointment in urban Kuala Lumpur becomes an exploration of love and weight loss. A married woman tries to deal with her husband's infidelity and forbidden feelings for a neighbour's teenage son. The misfortune of a tacky game show's contestant has the reader pondering the increasingly gladiatorial nature of modern entertainment. At a swanky teatime venue, a bunch of uptown women try to hide their secrets beneath blissful exteriors. A timid teacher finds the courage to change her life, and a parent's worst nightmare comes true in a busy shopping mall. Outside Kuala Lumpur, a woman visits Amritsar to learn more about her snake-worshipping ancestors. Further back in time, a young man has to choose his loyalties in a dilemma of race and survival during the Japanese Occupation. These stories are the product of a series of creative writing workshops organised by the British Council of Malaysia as part of its Creative Cities programme, in collaboration with the UK-based writer development organisation Spread the Word. From these workshops and online mentoring, a diversity of voices, stories and perspectives has emerged, all inspired by the energy of Kuala Lumpur.

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MPH - A Subtle Degree of Restraint and Other Stories ISBN - 9789675997471