Revenge Murder in Three Parts
A brilliant new novel from the author of Real Differences. A family favour their son over their daughter. Shan attends university before making his fortune in Australia while Yannie must find menial employment and care for her ageing parents. After her mother's death, Yannie travels to Sydney to become enmeshed in her psychopathic brother's new life, which she seeks to undermine from within …
This is a novel that rages against capitalism, hetero-supremacy, mothers, fathers, families – the whole damn thing. It's about what happens when you want to make art but are born in the wrong time and place.
S. L. Lim brings to vivid life the frustrations of a talented daughter and vengeful sister in a nuanced and riveting novel that ends in
the most unexpected way. It will not be easily forgotten.
On Real Differences.
Winner of UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
'Startlingly sophisticated and mature ... exploring what it means to want an ethical framework for your life.' Kerryn Goldsworthy, The Age
S. L. Lim was born in Singapore and moved to Sydney at the age of one. Her first novel Real Differences was published by Transit Lounge
in 2019. She has appeared at literary festivals including Melbourne and Byron. An earlier version of Revenge was shortlisted for the 2017 Epigram Fiction Manuscript Prize.
'A coiled spring of a novel, Revenge hits you right between the eyes' Malcolm Harris
'Before I go into my grave,' she says out loud, 'I will kill that man.'
Revenge - Murder in Three Parts