Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories An eclectic collection of short stories that is original and often deeply moving Dave Chua author of The Beating and Other Stories Cyril Wong s largely character driven stories demonstrate clearly ho

  • Title: Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories
  • Author: Cyril Wong
  • ISBN: 9789814615082
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • An eclectic collection of short stories that is original and often deeply moving Dave Chua, author of The Beating and Other Stories Cyril Wong s largely character driven stories demonstrate clearly how they are inspired, in each case, when a personality passes through a moment of crisis, as in the tales of R.K Narayan Whether his people are young or adult, female or An eclectic collection of short stories that is original and often deeply moving Dave Chua, author of The Beating and Other Stories Cyril Wong s largely character driven stories demonstrate clearly how they are inspired, in each case, when a personality passes through a moment of crisis, as in the tales of R.K Narayan Whether his people are young or adult, female or male, gay or straight, there is always a struggle and a revelation Sometimes there is no resolution Cyril writes with insight and sympathy about people in a Singapore spectrum that readers can identify with Robert Yeo, playwright and author of The Adventures of Holden HengA 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 This collection brings together, for the first time, both new and previously published stories by Cyril Wong, the award winning author of The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza Ranging from the commonplace to the surreal, these short narratives feature characters in crisis, with two stories crossing intriguingly into creative autobiography.

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    About “Cyril Wong

    1. Cyril Wong says:

      Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize winning author of a dozen collections of poetry, including Unmarked Treasure 2004 , Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light 2007 , The Dictator s Eyebrow 2013 , After You 2014 and The Lover s Inventory 2015 His novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza 2013 , and short story collection, Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories 2014 , were published by Epigram Books.



    2 thoughts on “Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories

    1. This book is a collection of stories that explore the subjective. That's what I thought 3 stories in and what has been affirmed after I finished reading it. A salient feature I noticed is the realization that we don't ever know a person completely. It's most obvious in stories where there are two close companions or even lovers, like in "Pneumonia", "Nobody Loves You Right Now", "Susan's Certainty" amongst others, & the protagonist realizes that they do not know the other at all. Not truly, [...]

    2. Cyril Wong could really write and he writes beautifully. Each character is crafted uniquely its own. However, I always feel the stories end during the rising action rather than having a climax and a fulfilling ending. I wanted to know more but the story always ends soon after.

    3. I really really enjoyed this. Cyril is the master of beautiful words that speak to the heart, like this:" but you know what, the best thing about love is never having to explain what it is to other people. Love is what I have chosen to make of it." Which story is this from? Go pick up this book and find out for yourself. :)

    4. นี่คือนักเขียนสิงคโปร์คนแรกที่เรารู้จัก เคยอ่านแต่รวมบทกวีของคนนี้ แต่พอมาเป็นรวมเรื่องสั้นกลับไม่ค่อยชอบเท่าไหร่ แต่มันก็ไม่ใช่งานประเภทที่บอกกับตัวเองว่า ‘ฉันจะเลิกอ่า [...]

    5. Think I like Cyril Wong's poetry much better than his prose. Many of the stories in this collection were surprisingly unsophisticated, although some, especially the most personal ones that described his working class homophobic upbringing, were necessary to hear. My favourite story was Steamboat.

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