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  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9789814914062
  • Imprint: PRH SEA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

Racket and Other Stories



An exposure of the minuscule rebels trapped inside many of us who are trying to break out of conforming to conservative social norms, risking stigma and gossip.

This collection of short stories exposes the minuscule rebels trapped inside many of us - the obedient, law-abiding tenants - living in Singapore who are trying to break out of conforming to the country's conservative social norms, risking stigma and gossip. On one extreme, a minority of us have the courage to let the recalcitrant rebels take charge from the beginning in order to live as we wish. Others may require some external nudging to act, yet some may ultimately still retreat to the status quo, to a prescribed acceptable social behaviour, instead of risking any fracas.

  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9789814914062
  • Imprint: PRH SEA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Vicky Chong

Vicky Chong graduated with Master of Arts - Creative Writing at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore in September 2018. Her works have been published in Readers' Digest, The Graduate and Singapore Marketer. Her creative non-fiction stories were published in two anthologies by Singapore's National Library Board.
Her short story, Chun Kia, was one of the ten selected for 2017 George Town literary Festival Fringe Publication The Zine. Another short story ‘The Uber Driver’ won third prize in the 2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards Asia-Pacific. Her 200-word short story was published in The Sunday Times on 10 February 2019 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Short story ‘Harvey Crescent’ was published on 24 February 2019 and 'Camel's Tears' on April 28, 2019 in Business Mirror, Philippines. Vicky is under the mentorship of renowned author Josephine Chia.

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