Rachel Heng is the author of the novels The Great Reclamation (forthcoming from Riverhead) and Suicide Club, which has been translated into ten languages worldwide and won the Gladstone Library Writers In Residence Award. Rachel's short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Best Small Fictions, Best New Singaporean Short Stories, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction 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.