Under the Sun

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Under the Sun
Author: O Thiam Chin
Publish: 2010
Publisher: MPH Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789675222771
Pages: 216
Language: English

Under the Sun

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3.7 rating
Synopsis:

From the author of Never Been Better and Free-Falling Man comes a new collection of flash fiction that brings to life a world of secrets, joy, grief and longing that lie beneath the ordinary and mundane. Under the Sun offers unflinching snapshots of everyday life, encapsulating the gritty and real, the subtle and extreme in fifty stories that surprise, reveal and evoke the strange and familiar, whether on the fringes or in the mainstream.

From murders to mysterious disappearances, from distorted childhood memories to unfulfilled desires, from flights of fantasy to brutal ruptures of reality, Under the Sun delivers more of O Thiam Chin's keen and honest observations of human flaws and foibles, and imbues the fleeting and revelatory moments of life with mystery and unembellished truths.

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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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