And Softly Go the Crossings

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And Softly Go the Crossings
Author: Danielle Lim
Publish: 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789814882194
Pages: 232
Language: English

And Softly Go the Crossings

4.2 rating

The silent interplay between beauty and darkness, pain and healing.
In this collection of short stories, Singapore Literature Prize-winner Danielle Lim probes the unseen changes which take place in the human psyche and their impact on the textures of life. Weaving through pain and healing, beauty and darkness, these silent crossings of the human heart and mind are deep and formidable. Yet they often go unnoticed due to their quiet, subtle nature. From a man struggling to bridge the distance between him and his father as his father dies, to the changes in the human psyche when people are pit competitively against one another, these stories seek to draw out the emotional and psychological threads which form the tapestry of lived experience.

With its portraits of love and loss, loneliness and heartache, hope and healing, And Softly Go the Crossings challenges the reader to encounter human connectedness through soft, yet powerful, inner rhythms.


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Danielle Lim is an award-winning author. And Softly Go the Crossings, a collection of short stories published by Penguin Random House SEA, won the Book of the Year as well as Best Literary Work at the Singapore Book Awards 2021. The Sound of SCH: A mental breakdown, a life journey, won the Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (non-fiction). Trafalgar Sunrise, a novel, was a finalist in the Singapore Book Awards 2019 for Best Literary Work.

The Sound of SCH has been translated to Chinese and published in Taiwan, as well as translated to Tamil and published in India.

The Publishers Weekly (US) listed Danielle as one of Singapore’s top writers in 2016. She has been invited to speak at various local and international events, such as the George Town Literary Festival 2021, and the 2017 Kimberley Writers Festival in Australia, during which she was interviewed on live radio by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She has been a featured speaker at the Singapore Writers Festival. She has also been featured in The Straits Times, on radio 93.8. Now, in BiblioAsia, and in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.

Danielle is an alumna of the University of Oxford and is based in Singapore, where she is a lecturer.

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