The hotly anticipated first novel from the winner of the Henfield Prize and the Singapore Literary Prize.
Amanda Lee Koe was the fiction editor of Esquire Singapore, an honorary fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, the recipient of Columbia University's Henfield Prize, and the youngest winner of the Singapore Literature Prize. Born in Singapore, she lives in New York. This is her first novel.
In this swirling, brilliant debut, both the famous and the unknown
struggle to navigate the tide of history. Cultures collide,
horizons appear, worlds collapse. Filled with hope and desperation,
Amanda Lee Koe's novel is a timely and timeless enquiry into what
it means to be a woman, and a human being, in a universe that often
seems not to care -- Tash Aw
Delayed Rays of a Star is a big globe-trotting, time-traveling wonder of a novel that made me laugh and in a hundred other ways appreciate the playful brilliance of Amanda Lee Koe. This is writing to be devoured and shared, and a writer's arrival to be celebrated -- Ben Metcalf