Lime Pickled and Other Stories by Marc de Faoite

Announcing the imminent arrival of our new baby, Lime Pickled and Other Stories by Marc de Faoite. Leopard Print is proud to have a unique East-West author on board. We first published Marc’s short story Banu in Asian Anthology New Writing Vol. 1.

Equally nostalgic yet nightmarish, Lime Pickled is a short story collection set in a fictional Malaysia on the murky themes of exploitation, ecological damage, poverty, abuse and loss. 

Nefarious characters and the oppressed interact in modern Asia’s richly-textured familiar and amoral setting. At once dark and surreal yet heartwarming, this collection was written during the author’s 15-year stint in Malaysia and hits hard in many ways. Marc de Faoite’s gritty and satirical storytelling hints at traditional folklore with a brush of Zola’s detached naturalism.  The initial primal shock cuts deep but these controversial and revealing stories of human longing and hope will stay with you for a long time.

Lime Pickled will be out worldwide on 31 January 2023 in digital and print format.


“A collection with an unmistakable heart.” – Shih-Li Kow

Writer. Publisher. Dad. Designer. John Lennon lookalike running a hipster indie publishing and design establishment.