"The Woman on the Ferry" which appeared in today's New Straits Times, is an excerpt from chapter 1 from my Penang-set novel A Perfect Day for an Expat Exit. There are nearly 6 pages that precede this, which I'll post tomorrow, so for those interested, you'll be able to read the story in context. The novel is set in 1988.
UPDATE: My novel A Perfect Day for an Expat Exit has made the finals of the 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition, results announced before 25 September. (I'll post the revised version of chapter one, above.)