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By the Book: Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon

Catherine Menon, Author

24-Aug-21 20:00

By the Book: Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon

With a story set in Pahang that traces a family’s story from 1920 to the present, Catherine Menon’s debut novel uses the relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter to examine the impacts of colonisation, war, and generational trauma. We speak with the author about returning to her family’s roots to write the book, and why she was so drawn to tell the stories of those who slip through the cracks of history. We close the show off with our thoughts on the book and the experience of reading it.

Produced by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan


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