Little Ironies-Stories of Singapore
Author: Catherine Lim
Format: Paperback 97 pages
Level: Age 11-14
This is my first book, the one that launched me on the road to authorhood. The 17short stories are about ordinary men and women living their ordinary lives, often with a determination that is no less than extraordinary - the woman desperate to have a male child to appease her tradition-bound husband, the young student who jumps to her death after her poor exam results, the savvy Singlish-speaking taxi driver who makes extra money looking out for male Caucasian tourists to take them to the city's brothels.