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