A KL taxi driver becomes obsessed with his passenger; an architect working on the biggest project of her professional life becomes the victim of a strange visitation; the lies and evasions of adults begin to unravel for a couple of children in a small American town. From a suicide bomber who escapes detention, to a teacher at the end of her tether, and a father who realizes the necessity of giving his daughter to a stranger, here are stories and poems that run the whole gamut of human emotion. There are pieces about love in all its forms; about terrifying curses and magical transformations; about daring escapes by sea by the dispossessed. And much, much more.
Everything About Us showcases writers who have taken part in Malaysia’s longest-running literary event Readings@Seksan. Once a month, writers come together in the inspiring surroundings of the Seksan Gallery in Bangsar to share their work in front of a live audience, and this third Readings from Readings collection comprises their short stories, microfiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.