Dream Stuff

About the Book

Dream Stuff is a collection of 12 stories written between 1992 and 2014. A few have appeared in various local publications and anthologies; most are being published for the first time. The stories are diverse. They range from the “short short” to the “nearly-novella”, and they take you from pre-Independence Malaya/Malaysia to “a new galactic universe 200 mega centiniums” in the future – or is it the past? In these stories you hear the voices of a variety of narrators and characters, among them an eight-year old child confused by the way adults use – or fail to use – language; a reclusive old woman hiding a dark secret; an ageless, deathless Aranean harpist, “the last and the best” on the planet Tarron. They invite you to enter their worlds and share their dreams – daydreams, night dreams, haunting dreams, dreams verging on nightmares, nightmares that become their lives, and lives that become nightmares.

Genre: Short-stories
Publisher: Holograms
Publication Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Length: 151 pages
ISBN: 9789834377823
List Price: RM26.00
About the Author
Chuah Guat Eng

Chuah Guat Eng was born in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan in 1943. She received her early education at Methodist Girls School, Klang and Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. She read English Literature at University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur and German Literature at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich. Most of her working life has been spent in the corporate world. Echoes of Silence, first published in 1994, is her first novel. Other published works are Tales from the Baram River (2001), a collection of Sarawak folktales retold for children, and The Old House and Other Stories (2008), a collection of stories written and published in various publications and anthologies between 1992 and 2002. In 2008, she received her PhD from the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Bangi for her thesis, From Conflict to Insight: A Zen-based Reading Procedure for the Analysis of Fiction. She works part-time as a corporate communications consultant and occasionally runs lecture courses at universities. She is currently working on her second novel.

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