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Deep Cut: un/conditional love

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Littered with Books

20 Duxton Road

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“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” —Ann Brashares

But is familial love ever as straight-forward as we hope? What happens when a lie changes the entire family (Atonement by Ian McEwan); your child becomes a mass murderer (We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver); a mother is unable to love her child after the loss of another (Ordinary People by Judith Guest)?

In this session of Deep Cut, come have a conversation with author (and proud mother of 2!) Jinny Koh and moderator Wong Shu Yun on the complexities of parent-child dynamics and the expectations of unconditional familial love through books and personal experiences.

About Deep Cut

Inspired by the term deep cut—used in the music industry to refer to the b-sides or songs of an artist that are not well known or conventionally played—this year-long series explores both unconventional intersections in literature and the little-known sides to our authors.

Our venue partner, Littered with Books, is an independent bookseller in Duxton housing a range of carefully curated literary books.

Other sessions:

October 27, 2018—The Language of Mothers
with Heng Siok Tian

February 16, 2019—The Secret Lives of Food
with Charmaine Chan

April 20, 2019—The Books That Saved My Life
with Charmaine Leung

June 15, 2019—The Art of Tennis
with Noelle Q. de Jesus

August 17, 2019—The Art of Being Present
with Ow Yeong Wai Kit and Muzakkir Samat


October 19, 2019—The Poetics of Martial Arts
with Loh Guan Liang

About the author

Jinny Koh is the author of The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually (Ethos Books, forthcoming November 2018), and was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Pembroke Magazine, Kyoto Journal, Columbia Journal, Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume 2 (Epigram Books), and Litro, among others. She graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, where she was the Fiction Editor for The Southern California Review. She has written for several newspapers and magazines including TODAY and Solid Rock, and is currently a freelance writer in Singapore.

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