Free-Falling Man

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Free-Falling Man
Author: O Thiam Chin
Publish: 2006
Publisher: iUniverse
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780595384990
Pages: 116
Language: English

Free-Falling Man

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From the theme of the lost father-figure in stories, 'Fathers and Sons' and 'Nameless, ' to the openness of sexual relationships in the 'Orgy' and 'Two men and a plan', O Thiam Chin daringly explores the contrasting and contemplative facets of daily living and experience in Singapore.

With boldness and ingenuity, he juxtaposes real-life events with a touch of fictional narrative in 'Crash and Burn, ' 'Suicide Bomber' and 'Another Day in the Life of a Domestic Helper, ' and illuminates the secret lives hidden behind these events.

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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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