Though I Get Home
Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature Honor Title
In these interconnected stories, characters navigate fate via deft sleights of hand: a grandfather gambles on the monsoon rains, a consort finds herself a new assignment, and a religious man struggles to keep his demons at bay. Central to the book is Isabella Sin, a small-town girl—and frustrated writer—transformed into a prisoner of conscience in Malaysia’s most notorious detention camp.
"Following protagonist Isabella, readers are prompted to wonder: What would you do if you went to your first political rally, then returned home to discover you'd become an internet sensation and government officials were already banging down your door to take you to prison?" (from BUST, April/May 2018)