Racket and Other Stories

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Racket and Other Stories
Author: Vicky Chong
Publish: 2021
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9789814914062
Pages: 240
Language: English

Racket and Other Stories

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Synopsis:

This collection of short stories exposes the minuscule rebels trapped inside many of us - the obedient, law-abiding tenants - living in Singapore who are trying to break out of conforming to the country's conservative social norms, risking stigma and gossip. On one extreme, a minority of us have the courage to let the recalcitrant rebels take charge from the beginning in order to live as we wish.

Others may require some external nudging to act, yet some may ultimately still retreat to the status quo, to a prescribed acceptable social behaviour, instead of risking any fracas.

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Vicky Chong graduated with Master of Arts – Creative Writing from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, in September 2018. Her works have been published in Readers’ Digest, The Graduate and Singapore Marketer. Her creative non-fiction stories were published in two anthologies, My Story, My Life and Feast! by Singapore’s National Library Board. Her short story, Chun Kia, was one of the ten selected for 2017 George Town literary Festival Fringe Publication The Zine. Short story The Uber Driver won third prize in the 2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards Asia-Pacific. Her 200-word short story was published in The Sunday Times on 10 February 2019 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Short story Harvey Crescent was published in Business Mirror, Philippines, on 24 February 2019, and ‘Camel’s Tears’ on 28 April 2019.

Two short stories published in November 2020 were Marriage Lessons in the anthology Letter to my Son, and My Girl in Singapore in the anthology A View of Stars.

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