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Though I Get Home: East City Bookshop

  • East City Bookshop 645 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC United States (map)

"A haunting, surprising, and rebellious collection that contains multitudes." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In these stories, characters navigate fate via deft sleights of hand: a grandfather gambles on the monsoon rains, a consort finds herself a new assignment, and a religious man struggles to keep his demons at bay. Central to the book is Isabella Sin, a small-town girl—and frustrated writer—transformed into a prisoner of conscience in Malaysia’s most notorious detention camp.

Though I Get Home

YZ Chin
Interlinked stories trace postcolonial memory and political dissidence across the globe.

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YZ Chin was born and raised in Taiping, Malaysia. She now lives in New York, working as a software engineer by day and a writer by night. She is the premier winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize.

Learn more about the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize.

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