Singapore stories by Singapore's largest independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction for all ages.

Impractical Uses of Cake


SKU: 9789814845120

Winner of the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

Yeoh Jo-Ann

Sample   |   Get the E-book

Sukhin is a thirty-five-year-old teacher who lives alone. His life consists of reading, working and visiting his parents’ to rearrange his piles of “collectibles”. He has only one friend, another teacher who has managed to force Sukhin into a friendship by sheer doggedness.

While on an errand one afternoon in Chinatown, he encounters a homeless person who recognises him. This chance reunion turns Sukhin’s well-planned life upside down, and the pair learns about love and sacrifice over their shared fondness for cake.

Advance Praise
"It reveals a whole side of Singapore that many people in Singapore may not be aware of, with a dry sense of humour and a deep understanding of human difficulties and the problems faced by Singapore as an urban centre."
— Professor Rajeev S. Patke, director of the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College

About the Author
Yeoh Jo-Ann is the winner of the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Formerly a features editor at SPH Magazines, she is currently a client operations director with a digital marketing agency. Her fiction has been anthologised in We R FamilyIn Transit and Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three.

ISBN: 9789814845120
Format: Paperback
Size: 152 x 225mm
Pages: 234pp
Published: May 2019

Book Trailer

To Singapore shoppers
All the products that are listed on our website are priced before 7% GST and the final price will only be reflected at checkout. 

You might also like

{{#tiers}} {{{quantity}}}+ {{{price.title}}} {{/tiers}} -->