What happens when cancer takes away your sister at the prime of her life? How do you deal with the fallout of a life cut tragically short? Meet debut author Charmaine Chan as she talks about how memories saved her, and the one promise she made that led to the creation of The Magic Circle.
The Magic Circle tells the story of what happens when Charmaine Chan’s sister Elaine is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer. As the illness progresses, family members living on different continents gather together during Elaine’s last days. Striving to distract Elaine from the worst effects of the cancer, Charmaine takes to the pen: conjuring up the vanished world of their childhood in Singapore, and discovering a way to keep her promise to Elaine’s six-year-old daughter.
Charmaine Chan is a writer, journalist, editor, poet and former lawyer from Singapore. An inveterate globetrotter, she has lived, studied and worked around the world, from London to Hong Kong, Guam to Shanghai. The Magic Circle, a creative non-fiction work, is also her first full-length work.
VENUE: Kinokuniya (Main Store)
ADDRESS: 391 Orchard Rd, 04-20/20B/20C/20E, Singapore 238872
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
13 Jan 2018, 2pm–3pm