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The Arches of Gerrard Street

Grace Chia
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The shooting of her childhood friend in London’s Chinatown has led Molly from Batu Pahat in Malaysia to the British capital to seek answers behind his murder. As she faces money problems, loneliness and the threat of gang violence, she is smitten by Iain at the same time her boyfriend from Singapore comes looking for her. Can she uncover the truth behind the doors of this immigrant enclave shrouded in secrecy? This is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl from a small town thrust into a big city trying to find her way back home to true love.

Published: Apr/2021

ISBN: 9789814882910

Length: 240 Pages

The Arches of Gerrard Street

Grace Chia

The shooting of her childhood friend in London’s Chinatown has led Molly from Batu Pahat in Malaysia to the British capital to seek answers behind his murder. As she faces money problems, loneliness and the threat of gang violence, she is smitten by Iain at the same time her boyfriend from Singapore comes looking for her. Can she uncover the truth behind the doors of this immigrant enclave shrouded in secrecy? This is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl from a small town thrust into a big city trying to find her way back home to true love.

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Grace Chia

Grace Chia graduated with an English Literature and Theatre Studies major at NUS, with an MA from Goldsmiths College, UOL. Despite being a mother of two kids with a full-time job, she has three published poetry collections under her belt, a couple of prose titles and her earlier commissions for non-fiction books. Grace has lived outside Singapore for 13 years. Her past lives include a features writer (The Peak, Young Parents, Today’s Parents, freelance work in Wine & Dine, Nautique, etc) and adjunct lecturer at NTU and DigiPen-SIT. She was the inaugural NAC-NTU Writer-in-Residence, and have since done residencies at Toji Cultural Centre, Seoul Art Space Yeonhui and Uni of Macau. Her most recent collaboration was with a Dutch photographer based in HK on a book titled Hong Kong Garage Dogs where she wrote all the haikus accompanying the book.