Congratulations to S. L. Lim from all at Transit Lounge on Revenge: Murder in Three Parts being longlisted for The Stella Prize. The Stella judges comments below attest to the novel’s power and precision. Revenge is available in print , ebook, and audio formats. The Wavesound audio book is read by Eryn Jean Norvill.
S.L. Lim’s novel is a psychological portrayal of what happens when an unhinged, manipulative, violent man controls a domestic space – and the ruinous impacts it has on the lives of women and girls in his orbit.
Reminiscent of the menacing domestic oppressions explored in the novels of Elizabeth Harrower, Lim writes about the life of Yannie: a bright, brainy girl whose intellectual ambitions and longings are thwarted by her brother, Shan. Shan’s menace is enabled by his parents as a child, and as an adult, by educators and employers. Despite the unravelling of Yannie’s aspirations – and familial and social demands that she be subservient – her spirit is bold, brave, and gutsy.