[Longlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2020]
An underground rebel group sneaks around Singapore using Forbidden Paths to save shunned children called the Pentagons.
Zan loathes the children called Pentagons, but she is tasked to save them. The rescue missions lead her to confront a long-buried past and a deep-seated hatred.
Zan loves her coffee, her parang and her best (and only) friend Rani. She is focused on serving out her time with an underground organisation called ARK when she meets Ray, a mysterious fighter everyone fears. Paired to battle grotesque creatures in the Forbidden Paths, Zan discovers she and Ray have more in common than she thinks.