The Cuckoo Conundrum
by Grace Chia
“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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About the Author
Grace Chia is the author of womango, a poetry collection published in 1998, and two non-fiction books. Her poetry and short stories have been widely anthologised in Singapore, the US, Australia, Germany, France, and Serbia, including in Singapore Literature in English: An Anthology, Mining for Meaning,Merlion: An Anthology of Poems,SilverKris, Fish Eats Lion, Di-Verse-City(US),HOW2 (US), Stylus Poetry Journal (Australia), die horen (Germany), La Traductière (France)and Knijzevne Novine (Serbia). Her works have been translated into French, German and Serbian.
Grace was invited to read at the Singapore Writers’ Festival in 2011, Austin International Poetry Festival in the US and Queensland Poetry Festival in Brisbane, Australia, in 2002, and National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle, Australia in 2003, as well as UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Clara, Royal College of Art and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in the UK. A recipient of many awards from the Singapore International Foundation and National Arts Council (NAC), she is the NAC-NTU National Writer-in-Residence for 2011-2012.
• • •ISBN: 978-981-09-6096-4
Dimension: 110mm x 180mm