Yeoh Jo-Ann’s debut novel is about the relationship between a teacher and a homeless woman
Turning 35 years old jolted Yeoh Jo-Ann into completing her first novel.
The author, now 36, says it was “like having your life smack you in the face”, a fortnight of feeling the lowest she had ever felt.
She could not shake off the idea that she might be halfway through her life or, even more than that, if she were to die at the same age as her father. He died of cancer, aged 60.