Rachel Heng is the author of the novel Suicide Club (Henry Holt, 2018), which will be translated into ten languages worldwide and won the Gladstone Library Writer-In-Residence Award 2020. Rachel's short fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and Prairie Schooner's Jane Geske Award, and has appeared in Glimmer Train, McSweeney's Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Best Small Fictions, Best Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 4, and elsewhere. Her non-fiction has been listed among Best American Essays’ Notable Essays and has been published in The Rumpus, The Telegraph and elsewhere.
The Gah Men were from the island. They were at once of the people, but not the people. The Gah Men used their Oxbridge training on one hand, earnest rabble-rousing speeches on the other, to broker a deal with the Ang Mohs.