Enjoy shopping with us any way you choose! ONLINE, IN STORE, or BY PHONE.

Learn more

Lake Like a Mirror

Lake Like a Mirror cover

Lake Like a Mirror

By  Sok Fong Ho , Translator  Natascha Bruce
$ 16.95
Add to Wish List
On Our Shelves Now

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.

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.

ISBN: 9781931883986

ISBN-10: 9781931883986

Publisher: Two Lines Press

Publication Date: 04/14/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/10/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 240

Language: English

Categories

Literary

Magical Realism

Short Stories (single author)

More by Sok Fong Ho

  • Lake Like a Mirror Cover Image
  • Lake Like a Mirror Cover Image