Telltale: 11 Stories
Author: Gwee Li Sui
Format: Paperback 256 pages
For Secondary School Students
Telltale: 11 Stories is a targeted literature text for secondary schools in Singapore.ELEVEN STORIES BY SIX WRITERS, NONE OLDER THAN THEIR CITY-STATE OF SINGAPORE.
This anthology of short fiction presents six distinct electrifying voices from Singapore: Alfian bin Sa’at, Wena Poon, Jeffrey Lim, Tan Mei Ching, Claire Tham, and Dave Chua. The modern tales they tell are graphic, gritty, striking, and evocative. They describe experiences marked by short happiness and haunting memories, from the death of a loved one to the menacing forces of nature.
The eleven stories showcased here examine the lives of an array of complex characters. These individuals are tormented by dilemmas that nonetheless go on to shape and direct them. Telltale is an artfully sequenced collection that also includes explanatory notes and a study guide. It stands out as an informative and enriching edition that will speak to a broad range of readers today.Telltale: 11 Stories also comes with a Study Companion.
About the Editor
Gwee Li Sui is a literary critic, a poet, and a graphic artist. He was educated at Anglo-Chinese Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, and the National University of Singapore. He then pursued his doctorate in literature at Queen Mary, University of London, and returned to lecture at the National University of Singapore for a number of years. Topics he has written on include the Reformation, early modern science, the Enlightenment, European Romanticism, German idealism, Protestant theology, modern German literature, and literary theory.