Fragile Creatures by Khin Myint | Black Inc.

Fragile Creatures: A Memoir

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Khin Myint

Khin Myint is an author based in Perth. His writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Liminal magazine and The West Australian, among other publications. He was selected as one of ten participants in the Wheeler Centre's …

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Praise for Fragile Creatures

'A fearless and incisive exploration of masculinity, families and racism. Khin Myint brings a sharp emotional intelligence and a gentle sensibility to this extraordinary story that is at once quietly devastating and uplifting. A new and compelling voice in Australian non-fiction.' — Kristina Olsson, author of Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir 

‘Compelling and compassionate. Your heart will ache as you read Khin Myint’s beautiful, poetic prose. Such wisdom and grace in these pages – an extraordinary story I will keep thinking about for a long time to come.’  —Alice Pung, author of One Hundred Days

‘The miracle of this book is the writer's tone: calm, patient and searching, steadfast in the face of unthinkable suffering’ — Helen Garner

Fragile Creatures is a sobering yet poignant read for anyone interested in authentic human stories that touch the heart’ —Michelle Atkins, Books+Publishing

‘In Fragile Creatures, Myint braids together two seemingly distant storylines, creating an illuminating and refractory narrative that’s enmeshed in grief, and the unknowing that comes both before and after it.’ —Tim Loveday, Readings

‘Myint’s skill as a storyteller and writer is such that he conveys the depths of pain, anger and fear in his life with no hint of melodrama … Fragile Creatures is a vital read.’ —Tony Birch, The Saturday Paper