At a Moment’s Notice is a collection of short stories by former Indonesian domestic helpers in which they draw on their experiences working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Photo: Edward Wong At a Moment’s Notice is a collection of short stories by former Indonesian domestic helpers in which they draw on their experiences working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Photo: Edward Wong
At a Moment’s Notice is a collection of short stories by former Indonesian domestic helpers in which they draw on their experiences working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Photo: Edward Wong

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Indonesian short story collection by domestic helpers gives new perspective on their lives in Asian cities

  • Love, loss, beastly employers and caring ones – At A Moment’s Notice gathers fictional stories by helpers in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • The 23 translated stories present voices rarely heard in English until now, and show that, for these women, leaving home is about more than just earning money

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At a Moment’s Notice is a collection of short stories by former Indonesian domestic helpers in which they draw on their experiences working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Photo: Edward Wong At a Moment’s Notice is a collection of short stories by former Indonesian domestic helpers in which they draw on their experiences working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Photo: Edward Wong
At a Moment’s Notice is a collection of short stories by former Indonesian domestic helpers in which they draw on their experiences working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Photo: Edward Wong
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