Author: Su-May Tan
Two young boys dream of greener pastures in a Western country. A teenage boy falls in love with his best friend’s mother. An elderly lady re-evaluates her relationship with her son who has settled down in Australia.
Lake Malibu and Other Stories is a collection of interlinked short stories set in Kuala Lumpur and the small Malaysian town of Ipoh. Connected by a theme of escapism, these stories explore themes of cultural identity and migration in a world that is more globalised and fluid than ever.
The manuscript of Lake Malibu and Other Stories was developed during a Varuna Publisher Introduction Program residency.
‘In Lake Malibu and Other Stories, Malaysia bursts into teeming life, sensual and unsentimental, peopled by hungry, slightly lonely souls, some Australia-bound, all longing for soul mates. This collection introduces a quietly powerful voice, one that could enrich Australian writing for years to come.’ James Button, author and former journalist at The Age
Publisher: Spineless Wonders