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Thea Lim

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Thea Lim is the author of An Ocean of Minutes, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Thea Lim's writing has been published by Granta, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Salon, The Southampton Review and others. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and she previously served as nonfiction editor at Gulf Coast. She grew up in Singapore and lives in Toronto with her family, where she is a professor of creative writing. ...more

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An Ocean of Minutes

3.45 avg rating — 4,874 ratings — published 2018 — 20 editions
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The Same Woman

3.83 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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"Exhilaratingly imaginative.

Imagine a world where 17 years go by in the blink of an eye and you awake to a world that isn’t yours.

A world where your memories are all that remain. A world that is changed beyond all recognition.

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“Just as the invention of air travel had made it easy to go, but no easier to leave, the invention of time travel made time easy to pass, but no easier to endure.”
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Ching-In hahahahahaha. you have been bitten:-)

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