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Two young boys dream of greener pastures in a Western country. A teenage boy falls in love with his best friend’s mother. An elderly lady re-evaluates her relationship with her son who has settled down in Australia.

Lake Malibu and other stories is a collection of interlinked short stories set in Kuala Lumpur and the small Malaysian town of Ipoh. Connected by a theme of escapism, these stories explore themes of cultural identity and migration in a world that is more globalised and fluid than ever.

Find out more on the publisher site.

Reviews for Lake Malibu and other stories

“In Lake Malibu and other stories, Malaysia bursts into teeming life, sensual and unsentimental, peopled by hungry, slightly lonely souls, some Australia-bound, all longing for soul mates. This collection introduces a quietly powerful voice, one that could enrich Australian writing for years to come.”

– James Button, author and former journalist at The Age

“These stories were born from Su-May’s explorations of the movements and progressions that people make as humans, and the impacts of the choices they make…. It’s soulful, it’s surreal and I think part of the fun of reading it is looking out for the characters who are connected in the other stories.”

– Diana Yeong, Two Book Nerds Talking