A Study in Our Selves
By Max Pasakorn
A coming-of-age story of queer selfhood in Singapore, reconstructed through language and memory.
WINNER OF THE 2022 OUTWRITE CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
SELECTED BY JOSEPH OSMUNDSON
Growing up the queer child of a late Thai immigrant to Singapore, Max Pasakorn has always felt out of place, never quite fitting in with Singapore’s expectations of them. How can Max come into their own in a home that’s seemingly hostile to everything they are? In a lyrically inventive retelling of Max’s life story, A Study in Our Selves is a powerful coming-of-age memoir that presents and represents a queer selfhood as the author reconstructs their life through language.