The Gods Will Hear Us EventuallyOrganised by: Ethos Books
Performed by: Jinny Koh
When seven-year-old Anna told a lie to get out of trouble, she didn't expect her older sister to go missing. When the police are unable to find any clues, Anna's mother Su Lai turns to a medium for answers. He reveals to her that Anna's bad luck is the reason her other daughter is missing, and together they put Anna through a series of religious cleansing rituals. As the family is sucked into a web of pain and deceit, Anna is forced to decide how far she is willing to go to gain her mother's forgiveness.
The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually is the debut novel of Jinny Koh, who was shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.