The Cuckoo Conundrum

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The Cuckoo Conundrum
Author: Grace Chia
Publish: 2016
Publisher: Ethos Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789810960964
Pages: 42
Language: English

The Cuckoo Conundrum

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“You’ve been away for too long, he replies, in a tone that I think sounds reproachful. Maybe I’m being paranoid.

I made a family, I say. My husband has a job that isn’t here.

A lot has happened, you know, he says. We go on, not like some people.”

In this short story, two cousins grapple with alienation and homesickness as they move between Singapore and Britain.


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Grace Chia is the author of three poetry collections, a couple of prose titles and non-fiction commissions. Her work has been widely anthologised internationally, from Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong to the US, and translated into French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Serbo-Croat.

She has been awarded writing residencies at Nanyang Technological University as well as Toji Cultural Centre and Seoul Art Space Yeonhui in South Korea. She has judged poetry competitions including The Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry and Golden Point Award, mentored aspiring writers under the National Arts Council and taught creative writing at the university and pre-tertiary levels.

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