Author: Leonora Liow
Level: Secondary school
Format: Paperback 300 pages
A young girl’s ambitions prompt dark stirrings in her nature. A father reckons with a lifetime of dysfunctional family relations. A foreign worker is cut adrift on a raft of shattered dreams. In the title story “Moth”, a condemned woman reclaims her broken dignity.
In a collection that resonates with life’s poignance, humour and irony, Leonora Liow explores the private universe of individuals navigating the arcane waters of human existence and masterfully illuminates the extraordinary humanity that endures.
About the Author
Leonora Liow is a Singapore-based writer. Her interests are cooking, cultures and a good read. Born in Hong Kong, she studied law at the National University of Singapore. In 2003, Liow won the Golden Point award with her short story, “Pentimento”. Moth Stories is her first published collection.
"... a collection of ten powerfully observed stories of everyday life in Singapore... a voice very distinct from, yet reminiscent of, the works of Suchen Christine Lim and the early fiction of Catherine Lim, both acute observers of Singapore."
- Akshita Nanda, Arts Correspondent, The Straits Times