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The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually by Jinny K |Singapore Literature Book Club

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A story that probes the extent of familial love and expectation while unravelling the complexities of hope and redemption.

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Join us at Singapore Literature Book Club as we discuss The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually Us with author Jinny Koh. This will be an interactive session, please come prepared to discuss the book and share your thoughts!

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When 7-year-old Anna told a lie to get out of trouble, she didn’t expect her older sister to go missing. Faced with her mother’s wrath and riddled with guilt, Anna tries to make amends as she grapples with the aftermath of her actions.

Until her daughter’s body is found, Su Lai refuses to believe that she has simply disappeared. Turning to a medium as her obsession to find her daughter escalates, the family is sucked into a web of pain and deceit that forces them to confront their own measures of loss. A masterful debut by Jinny Koh, The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually boldly interrogates the extent of familial love and expectation while unravelling the complexities of hope and redemption.

About the Author

Jinny Koh’s stories and essays have appeared in Pembroke Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, Kyoto Journal, Columbia Journal, Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume 2, and Litro, among others.

Her short story, “Close To Home”, was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Jinny 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.

Currently a freelance writer based in Singapore, The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually is her debut novel.

About Singapore Literature Book Club

From NLB’s Singapore collection comes a book club with a unique local flavour. Discuss books by both well-known and emerging Singapore authors touching on topics close to home. Get acquainted with local literature and discover national literary treasures right here at the libraries.

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