ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: March 17, 2019
Welcome to the black heart of Singapore’s maid culture, where a woman’s life is cheap in one of the richest countries in the world.
Here are the voices of the unheard, of maid and employer, of village girl and city dweller. Follow Lucilla, Ma’am Leslie, Shammi and Madame Eunice as they strive, each in her own way, to exist in a country in which dark shadows lie beneath its pristine exterior.
The lives of these women are woven together by a narrative which is always candid and often brutal, as it explores the effects of loss, madness, abuse and hope during a woman’s life and in society as a whole.
Tabatha Stirling is a published writer, poet, book cover artist and indie publisher living in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband, two children and a depressed Beagle, called The Beagle. Her publishing credits include LITRO, Spelk fiction, Literary Orphans, Mslexia, Feminine Collective, Sick Lit Mag, Scottish PEN & The Magnolia Review. She recently won the Scottish Book Trust 50-word short story competition and placed second in the Nopebook short fiction contest. An extract of her addiction memoir is to published in the ‘Wild & Precious Life’ Anthology edited by Lily Dunn & Zoe Gilbert. Her debut novel, Bitter Leaves, is to be published by Unbound in early 2019. When she’s not writing, reading Grimdark or designing she enjoys watching dark, blood-splattered dramas like the Walking Dead, Ray Donavon and Sons of Anarchy. Tabby is absolutely ready for a zombie apocalypse.