Anna Tan In Conversation with Gina Yap Lai Yoong — Absolution Book Launch
Riwayat, Kuala Lumpur
Saturday, 6 May 2023
2:30 - 4:00 PM
RSVP: Free and open to all (seats are limited)
Anna Tan grew up in Malaysia, the country that is not Singapore. She is the author of two fantasy books, Coexist and Dongeng, and has short stories included in anthologies by Fixi Novo, BWWP Publishing, Bausse Books, Wordworks, Gerakbudaya, and Uncommon Universes Press. She is also the editor of NutMag, an annual zine published for and by MYWriters Penang.
Organized by Teaspoon Publishing x Riwayat, supported by Thinkcity
If cursed is the hand that kills, then it wouldn’t matter if that same hand stole, would it?
Tulen feels doubly cursed, forced to serve the bratty princess of Impian as punishment for her crimes. When said princess embarks on a pilgrimage, Tulen grabs her only chance to offer a sacrifice at the holy city of Suci—and maybe, finally, feel clean again.
Sultan Mikal has set his face towards Suci—and certain death. Nothing about his Penance is clear, except the fact that if he fails, Terang will fall along with him.
When Tulen’s pilgrimage intersects with Sultan Mikal’s quest to fulfil the Covenant of Salt, Tulen faces a difficult dilemma: What is her absolution worth in the face of the sultanate’s very existence?
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