Book of the Month Discussion: You Jin’s “Death By Perfume”
Sat, 27 Feb 2016 | 3:00pm
Venue: Grassroots Book Room, 25 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089839
This February, Singapore’s Select Centre will delve into Death By Perfume by You Jin, translated into English by Jeremy Tiang. Set in the late 1970s, it tells the story of a young Singaporean writer who arrives in Jeddah with an infant son. Beguiling, plaintive and profoundly insightful, the book is a vivid evocation of Saudi society.
Tham Yew Chin, better known by her pen name You Jin, has authored close to 180 books and is a prolific writer of travelogues, essays, opinion pieces, short stories and novels.
Constance Singam will be moderating the reading and discussion. The session will be in English and Mandarin.