Fox Fire Girl

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Fox Fire Girl
Author: O Thiam Chin
Publish: 2017
Publisher: Epigram Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789811700934
Pages: 144
Language: English

Fox Fire Girl

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3.5 rating
Synopsis:

Finalist for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

Derrick can’t believe his luck when he rekindles a romance with ex-girlfriend Yifan. But Yifan remains aloof and distant. She confides to Derrick that in her hometown of Ipoh, she discovered that she is actually a fox spirit with mystical powers.

But Derrick isn’t the only person who has fallen under Yifan’s spell. Unbeknownst to him, Tien Chen, a man with an unhealthy obsession with fire, has also been dating her. When Tien Chen eventually confronts Yifan about her infidelity, she tells him a story about her childhood in Ipoh to explain her actions. But is Yifan really the person she claims to be?

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O Thiam Chin’s short stories have appeared in literary anthologies, such as Best New Singaporean Short Stories Volumes 1, 2 and 3, A Rainbow Feast: New Asian Short Stories, ONE – The Anthology: Short Stories from Singapore’s Best Authors, and Malaysian Tales: Retold & Remixed, as well as in Manoa, World Literature Today, The International Literary Quarterly, Asia Literary Review, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Kyoto Journal, The Jakarta Post, The New Straits Times, Asiatic and Esquire (Singapore). Thrice longlisted for the Frank O’ Connor Short Story Award, he is the author of Free-Falling Man (2006), Never Been Better (2009), Under The Sun (2010), The Rest Of Your Life And Everything That Comes With It (2011), Love, Or Something Like Love (2013), shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize, and Signs of Life, which was published in 2019. His debut novel, Now That It’s Over, won the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize (EBFP) in 2015 and also the Best Fiction title at the 2017 Singapore Book Awards, and his second novel, Fox Fire Girl, was shortlisted for the EBFP in 2016.

He was an honorary fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program in 2010, and a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2012.

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