Lake Like a Mirror

Author(s): Sok Fong Ho


Winner of a PEN Translates award

By an author described by critics as "the most accomplished Malaysian writer, full stop," Lake Like a Mirror is a scintillating exploration of the lives of women buffeted by powers beyond their control. Squeezing themselves between the gaps of rabid urbanization, patriarchal structures and a theocratic government, these women find their lives twisted in disturbing ways.

In precise and disquieting prose, Ho Sok Fong draws her readers into a richly atmospheric world of naked sleepwalkers in a rehabilitation center for wayward Muslims, mysterious wooden boxes, gossip in unlicensed hairdressers, hotels with amnesiac guests, and poetry classes with accidentally charged politics--a world that is peopled with the ghosts of unsaid words, unmanaged desires and uncertain statuses, surreal and utterly true.


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General Fields

  • : 9781846276903
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : October 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sok Fong Ho
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 895.136
  • : 208