Lake Malibu and Other StoriesSu-May Tan
Lake Malibu and other stories is a collection of short stories about various people from a small Malaysian town connected by a theme of escapism. Through the interlinked stories, we get to know the residents of Ipoh who struggle with various entanglements such as filial obligations, societal pressure, and increasing exposure to Western influences.
Two young boys dream of greener pastures in a Western country. A teenage boy falls in love with his best friend's mother. An elderly lady reevaluates her relationship with her son who has settled down in Australia.
A Malaysian woman who has moved to Melbourne with her family. The stories in the collection explore themes of cultural identity and migration in a world that is more globalised and fluid than ever.