The Gatekeeper:

The Gatekeeper

By Nuraliah Norasid

Published by Epigram Books

Fiction Collections



--Winner of Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Fiction Title & Best Book Cover Design--

--Winner of the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize--

When young medusa Ria inadvertently turns an entire village to stone, she and her older sister flee to Nelroote, an underground settlement populated by other non-humans also marginalised by society. There she becomes their gatekeeper, hoping to seek redemption and love…until her friendship with a man from above threatens to dismantle the city she swore to protect.