• The Desire for Elsewhere

The Desire for Elsewhere

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A girl who nearly meets with death while on board a plane from Paris to Marrakech; a boy who fills her arms with paper animals under the open skies of rural China; her doppelgänger whom she meets in the Middle East; a question she was once asked, and the answer she only finds three years after.

Enchanting and evocative, the tales of Agnes Chew transport you to places that run on lost time, missed opportunities, and deep-rooted aspirations. These are voyages fuelled by a sense of nostalgia, possibility, and hope. Ultimately, this debut collection raises fundamental questions on the ways in which we live our lives.
    • paperback with cover flap: 124 pages
    • product dimensions: 125 x 200 mm

Who Made This?


Agnes Chew is a writer, traveller, and activist at heart. Her debut nonfictional book The Desire For Elsewhere launched at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016. The sole creative nonfiction representative of the National Arts Council Mentor Access Project 2014/2015, she is interested in exploring the boundary between fictional and nonfictional narratives. Her writing has been published in East Asia, the UK, and the US. She has presented her work in Singapore and London.