Inheritance

Epigram Books
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In 1971, a teenage girl briefly disappears from her house in the middle of the night, only to return a different person, causing fissures that threaten to fracture her Punjabi Sikh family.

As Singapore’s political and social landscapes evolve, the family must cope with shifting attitudes toward castes, youth culture, sex and gender roles, identity and belonging. Inheritance examines each family member’s struggles to either preserve or buck tradition in the face of an ever-changing nation.
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About the author

Balli Kaur Jaswal is also the author of Sugarbread, a finalist for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, and a story about fitting in and confronting the past. Born in Singapore and raised in Japan, Russia and the Philippines, she studied creative writing in the United States. She has received writing fellowships from the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University, and was named Best Young Australian Novelist of 2014 by the Sydney Morning Herald. She is working on her third novel, a dark comedy set in a Punjabi immigrant enclave in London.
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Publisher
Epigram Books
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Published on
2013
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Pages
182
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ISBN
9789814757379
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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