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  • BooksActually

    #feedyourshelf Book Subscription

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    #feedyourshelf with BooksActually's book subscription, where you will get the greatest and the latest books delivered right to your door! There are six genres to choose from, and each box is complete with two to three highly anticipated new releases. P.S. Apart from the genres, you won’t know what you'll be getting so it’s a surprise every time, just like Christmas all over again. Trust us, we have magic fingers so you'll like what you get. You can choose to receive: a single instalment (one...

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  • BooksActually

    #sglitftw Giving Campaign

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    Spread the love of reading! Celebrate Singapore stories with BooksActually! We have launched this giving campaign to provide a platform to give back to our beneficiaries and spread the love of reading. BooksActually works together with each beneficiary to select the suitable books for the children or those that are on their wishlist. If you make a donation during the 1st half of each month, we will have the books sent to the beneficiary by the end of the same month. If you make a donation dur...

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  • Melissa De Silva

    'Others' Is Not A Race

    $19.00

    What is a Eurasian? Are Eurasians Singaporean? What does it mean to be a Eurasian living in Singapore? While having existed in Singapore as long as any other community, Eurasians, who comprise less than one percent of the population, still remain a fairly obscure group to many Singaporeans. 'OTHERS' IS NOT A RACE is a tapestry that weaves together the multiple genres of narrative fiction, creative nonfiction, literary food writing and family memoir, to offer insight into the micro-minority Eu...

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    Stephen King

    'Salem's Lot

    $17.00

    Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them. Stephen King, from the Introduction. 'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size. Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer,...

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  • Elif Shafak

    10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World

    $19.00

    For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuous memory: spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the birth of a yearned-for son; bubbling vats of lemon and sugar to wax women's legs while men are at prayer; the cardamom coffee she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each fading memory brings back the friends she made in her bittersweet life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her...Paperback: 320 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 1...

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  • James Tiptree Jr.

    10,000 Light-Years From Home

    $19.00

    Written under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr., the pioneering and outlandish tales of Alice B. Sheldon are some of the greatest science fiction short stories of the twentieth century, telling of dystopian chases, alien sex and the loneliness of the universe.Paperback: 368 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241469231Published by Penguin Books

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    John Carey

    100 Poets

    $37.00

    A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems. Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can off...

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    Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

    100 Years Of Swiss Graphic Design

    $117.00

    100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years. With illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field and captivating illustrations, this book, designed by the Zurich studio NORM, presents the diversity of contemporary visual design while also tracing the fine lines of tradition that connect the work of different periods. The changes in generati...

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  • Ai Weiwei

    1000 Years Of Joys And Sorrows

    $34.00

    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled by mid-November 2021. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet. Hailed as 'the most important artist workin...

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  • Martin Villanueva and Joshua Ip

    11 X 9

    $19.00

    Eleven writers from the Philippines and nine from Singapore were connected via Google Docs and a pining for “the composition of alternatives, other realms and planes, a space upon which another kind of lived experience could be had.” Seven pairs and two threesomes wrote back and forth toward what could be called “cross-cultural literature ​if not ​a mess.​” The result: this volume. An encounter with annotated small talk, versified duets, digitally mediated dances, riffs against blackouts, and...

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  • Janis Crunch and Haruka Nakamura

    12 & 1 SONG CD

    $27.90

    "12 songs for the peaceful winters of the world, and 1 song for your soul." Originally released in 2011, Janis Crunch & haruka nakamura collaboration album "12 & 1 song" is now reissued in a newly packaged CD edition with a special inclusion of 5 bonus download tracks. On a wintery night in 2007, the duo were in the process of a candle-lit recording session for haruka nakamura’s solo album “grace”. Instinctively, they decided to venture off the album recording and to compose a Christm...

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    Jeanette Winterson

    12 Bytes

    $29.00

    Twelve bytes. Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love - from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson. An original, and entertaining new book from Jeanette Winterson, drawing on her years of thinking about and reading about Artificial Intelligence in its bewildering manifestations. She looks to history, religion, myth, literature, the politics of race and gender, and of co...

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    Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kostas Stasinopoulos

    140 Artists' Ideas For Planet Earth

    $21.00

    Through 140 drawings, thought experiments, recipes, activist instructions, gardening ideas, insurgences and personal revolutions, artists who spend their lives thinking outside the box guide you to a new worldview; where you and the planet are one. Everything here is new. We invite you to rip out pages, to hang them up at home, to draw and scribble, to cook, to meditate, to take the book to your nearest green space. Featuring Olafur Eliasson, Etel Adnan, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Jane Fonda &...

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  • Craig Brown

    150 Glimpses Of The Beatles

    $49.00

    Though fifty years have passed since the breakup of the Beatles, the fab four continue to occupy an utterly unique place in popular culture. Their influence extends far beyond music and into realms as diverse as fashion and fine art, sexual politics and religion. When they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, fresh off the plane from England, they provoked an epidemic of hoarse-throated fandom that continues to this day. Who better, then, to capture the Beatles phenomenon than Craig Brow...

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  • Teo Xue Shen

    18 Walls

    $16.00

    This action-packed thriller follows a squad of 18-year-olds who must fight an army of Savages in a war they did not choose. Ren is an elite fighter who feels no emotions. That makes him the perfect soldier to battle the Savages, a feral army of half-animal, half-human species prowling outside the 18 walls protecting the city...at least that’s what the propaganda machine will have him believe. He and his motley squad are armed with genetic enhancements before venturing beyond the walls. They c...

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    Isa Kamari

    1819

    $23.00

    1819. That was the year Stamford Raffles landed at South Point and founded SIngapore. It was also the year that the famous Muslim saint Habib Nuh came to Singapore from Penang. The story unfolds the tense and colourful relationship between the two significant figures in Singapore history between the early and late 1800s. Other characters that shaped the social, economic and political developments of the Malays in Singapore then were Sultan Hussein, Temenggung Abdul Rahman, Wak Cantuk, Munshi ...

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  • Eve L. Ewing

    1919

    $21.00

    In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing recovers the essentially human stories at the heart of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919: of the people who took part in it, and of the lives that were marked by it. This most intense of the riots of the USA's 'Red Summer' lasted eight days, resulting in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries; it was a signal and traumatic event which has now shaped the history of the city where it took place for a century. As well as telling the tale of the riot itse...

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  • Stephen King

    1922

    $17.00

    I believe there is a man inside every man, a stranger. So writes Wilfred James in his confession. It's 1922. Wilfred owns eighty acres of farmland in Nebraska that have been in the family for generations. His wife, Arlette, owns an adjoining one hundred acres. But if Arlette carries out her threat to sell her land to a pig butcher, Wilfred will be forced to sell too. Worse, he'll have to move to the city. But he has a daring plan. It may work if he can persuade his son. A powerful tale of bet...

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  • Alasdair Gray

    1982, Janine

    $23.00

    Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover and businessman is alone in a hotel room, drinking whisky, fantasising about sex and contemplating suicide. As he tries to distance himself from reality, his lonely, alcohol-fuelled fantasies are interrupted by a flood of memories, reminding him of his own shortcomings. An unforgettably imaginative book, deeply experimental in its form and charged with a dark humour, 1982, Janine is a searing portrait of male need and inadequacy. Gray's exploration of polit...

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  • Anthony Burgess

    1985

    $19.00

    In characteristically daring style, Anthony Burgess combines two responses to Orwell's 1984 in one book. The first is a sharp analysis: through dialogues, parodies and essays, Burgess sheds new light on what he called 'an apocalyptic codex of our worst fears', creating a critique that is literature in its own right. Part two is Burgess' own dystopic vision, written in 1978. He skewers both the present and the future, describing a state where industrial disputes and social unrest compete with ...

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    Haruki Murakami

    1Q84

    $26.00

    The year is 1Q84. This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both. Something extraordinary is starting.Paperback: 1328 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm ISBN: 9780099578079Published by Vintage UK

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    Xiaolu Guo

    20 Fragments Of A Ravenous Youth

    $19.50

    'She's no good, that girl. Much too individualistic' This is the story of Fenfang who, determined to carve out a life more independent than her provincial roots, gets a job as a film extra in Beijing. But living a modern life is not as easy as it looks in this tumultuous, messy city. Grappling with the narrow world of cinema, an outworn Communist regime, and the city's far-from-progressive attitudes to women, charismatic Fenfang finds her true freedom in the one place she never expected. 20 F...

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  • Arthur C. Clarke

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    $48.00

    Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction classic that has changed the way we look at the stars--and ourselves. On the moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent deep into our solar system. But before they can reach their destination, things begin to go very wrong. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn at the turn of the 21st century, Arthur C. Clark...

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    Yuval Noah Harari

    21 Lessons For The 21st Century

    $22.00

    In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintai...

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    Ha-Joon Chang

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

    $24.00

    In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: There's no such thing as a 'free' market Globalization isn't making the world richer We don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones Higher paid managers don't produce better results We don't have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is he...

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    Diana Evans

    26a

    $21.00

    Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi Hunter, live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not such harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious ways of dealing with homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of London, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. Forced to create their own identities, the Hunter children ...

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    Léa Maupetit

    299 Cats (And A Dog) Puzzle

    $36.00

    In 299 Cats (and a dog), a cunning cluster puzzle, there are no regular jigsaw shapes and a whole lot of felines! Have you got what it takes to assemble all 299 cats into a perfect puzzle? A great game for avid puzzlers, families, kids and pet lovers it will provide hours of fun! 300 Piece Puzzle A Product of Laurence King Publishing

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  • Léa Maupetit

    299 Dogs (And A Cat) Puzzle

    $36.00

    In 299 Dogs (and a cat), a cunning cluster puzzle, there are no regular jigsaw shapes and a whole lot of canines! Have you got what it takes to assemble all 299 dogs into a perfect puzzle? A great game for avid puzzlers, families, kids and pet lovers it will provide hours of fun! 300 Piece Puzzle A Product of Laurence King Publishing

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    Chye Kiang Heng

    50 Years Of Urban Planning In Singapore

    $39.00

    50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore's urban planning system; and the third section, 'Urban Co...

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  • Matt Leone

    500 Years Later: An Oral History Of Final Fantasy VII

    $65.00

    500 Years Later offers a thrilling deep dive into the creation of the revered PlayStation RPG. Comprising over 30 interwoven voices, this beautifully produced book offers unprecedented insight into the craft and ambition behind the game. An extended adaptation of Matt Leone’s celebrated 27,000 word history, published online by Polygon in January 2017, this physical version has been enhanced for print, featuring specially commissioned illustrations, 8 new standalone interviews, and a foreword ...

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  • Tang Ah Chai, Imran bin Mohd Rasid, Jeremy Lim Jiang Shen and Yvonne Tan Yit Fong

    509: The People Have Spoken

    $25.00

    This book is an anthology of essays recording debates and discourses that took place leading up to the 14th General Election, the historic election that saw a change in power for the first time after more than half a century since Malaysia's Independence. This shift in power that took place on 9 May 2018 opened a new chapter for Malaysians who demand for democratic reform and a transparent trustworthy administration. The voices of the people resounded at the ballot box during this election, d...

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    Richard Wiseman

    59 Seconds

    $23.00

    Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and 'life coaches' have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective. Fortunately, in 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range...

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  • Bruno MacDonald

    666 Songs To Make You Bang Your Head Until You Die

    $42.00

    Featuring 666 standout metal songs from 1960 to the present day and illustrated with sleeves, flyers, posters and magazine ads, this is a feast for fans who love it loud. 666 Songs to Make You Bang Your Head Until You Die delves into the dark corners of hard rock and metal, unearthing hidden treasures and shining fresh light on old favourites. From pioneers like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, through million-sellers like Van Halen and AC/DC, to skull-crushers like Pantera and The Prodigy, an...

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  • Helene Hanff

    84 Charing Cross Road

    $19.00

    This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London. Paperback: 240 PagesProduct Dimensions: 145 x 178 mmISBN: 9780751503845 Published by Sphere

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  • The Necessary Stage

    9 Lives: 10 Years Of Singapore Theatre

    $19.90

    In this rare book, The Necessary Stage has compiled a stimulating collection of essays and discussions that survey aspects of 10 years of Singapore theatre. From a detailed pre-1985 history of the English language theatre in Singapore, to arts education, community theatre and playwriting; from an engagement with the methodology and collaborative practice of The Necessary Stage to a candid interview with premier Singapore dramatist, Kuo Pao Kun, 9 Lives: 10 Years of Singapore Theatre will enga...

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    Philip Ording

    99 Variations On A Proof

    $33.00

    This book offers a multifaceted perspective on mathematics by demonstrating 99 different proofs of the same theorem. Each chapter solves an otherwise unremarkable equation in distinct historical, formal, and imaginative styles that range from Medieval, Topological, and Doggerel to Chromatic, Electrostatic, and Psychedelic. With a rare blend of humor and scholarly aplomb, Philip Ording weaves these variations into an accessible and wide-ranging narrative on the nature and practice of mathemati...

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    Ed Lin

    99 Ways To Die

    $25.00

    Jing-nan has known Peggy Lee, a bullying frenemy who runs her family’s huge corporation, since high school. Peggy’s father has been kidnapped, and the ransom the kidnappers are demanding is not money but IP: a high-tech memory chip that they want to sell in China. Jing-nan feels sorry for Peggy until she starts blackmailing him into helping out. Peggy is worried the kidnappers’ deadline will pass before the police are able to track down the chip. But when the reluctant Jingnan tries to help, ...

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  • Andre Yeo

    9th Of August

    $24.00

    Six suicide bombers have slipped into Singapore. Their mission: to set off explosives on the country’s 55th National Day. They were sent by Tun, an Afghan with a tragic past. Trying to stop them is Inspector Rahim, who is tracking a new terror group. And caught up in the plot is Henry, a single parent whose wife revealed a terrible secret on her deathbed.Paperback: 288 PagesProduct Dimensions: 152 x 225 mmISBN: 9789814785785Published by Epigram Books

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    Angela McAllister

    A Bedtime Full Of Stories

    $25.00

    Illustrated by Anna Shepeta Look forward to bedtime with this richly illustrated treasury of 50 bedtime stories from around the world, each the perfect length to read aloud. There's always time for a bedtime story, so snuggle up and get ready to drift off to the land of nod with this collection of magical tales that includes both well-known classics and lesser-known treasures from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, North America, the Middle East and Latin America, including: The Emp...

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    Pico Iyer

    A Beginner's Guide To Japan

    $29.00

    “Arguably the greatest living travel writer” (Outside Magazine), Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the first to admit, the country remains an enigma even to its long-term residents. In A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, Iyer draws on his years of experience—his travels, conversations, readings, and reflections—to craft a playful and profound book of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. He recounts his adventures and observations as he ...

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  • Per Oscar Brekell

    A Beginner's Guide To Japanese Tea

    $20.00

    Do you know the difference between a bancha and a hojicha? How to brew the perfect matcha? With this book you will! Japanese tea expert Per Oscar Brekell is one of the few foreigners to complete the difficult training in Japan as a tea instructor. Now, with this book, he shares the secrets and insights he's gleaned from a career dedicated to promoting and preparing this ancient beverage. Combining a practical approach with in-depth knowledge and a keen eye for the healthful benefits of tea, t...

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  • John Hersey

    A Bell For Adano

    $27.00

    This classic novel and winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the story of an Italian-American major in World War II who wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700-year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Although situated during one of the most devastating experiences in human history, John Hersey's story speaks with unflinching patriotism and humanity.Paperback: 269 PagesProduct Dimensions: 133 x 203 mmIS...

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    Suchen Christine Lim

    A Bit Of Earth

    $21.00

    Malaya. A land of unparalleled richness. For centuries, the peninsular has attracted fortune hunters, money-grabbing pirates and migrants seeking a better life. Among those whose lives are rooted in the Malayan soil are three families—the Wings, sons of the Chinese earth; the Wee's, subjects of the English gods; and the Mahmuds, scions of the Malayan soil–each with different dreams for the bit of earth they live on. Their destinies meet and this clash of hopes inevitably leads to tragedy. In ...

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    Kayo Chingonyi

    A Blood Condition

    $21.00

    A Blood Condition tells a story of inheritance - the people, places, cultures and memories that form us. Kayo Chingonyi explores how distance and time, nations and a century's history, can collapse within a body; our past continuous in our present. From London, Leeds, and The North East to the banks of the Zambezi river, these poems consider change and permanence, grief and joy, the painful ongoing process of letting go, with remarkable music and clarity. Paperback: 80 PagesProduct Dimensions...

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    Joyce Carol Oates

    A Bloodsmoor Romance

    $29.00

    Set in a nineteenth century similar to our own, A Bloodsmoor Romance follows the beautiful Zinn sisters, five young women who refuse--for the most part--"the obligations of Christian marriage." Full of Oates's mordant wit, and breathlessly told in the Victorian style by an unnamed narrator shocked by the Zinn sisters' sexuality, impulsivity, and rude rejection of the mores of their time, A Bloodsmoor Romance is a delicious filigree of literary conventions, "a novel of manners" in the traditio...

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  • Jin Yong

    A Bond Undone

    $50.00

    Translated by Gigi Chang In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing learns the truth of his father's death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang. Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching u...

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  • Daryl Lim Wei Jie

    A Book Of Changes

    $16.00

    Change is what happens to everything: history is humanity's attempt to make sense of this inevitability. In his debut collection of poetry, Daryl Lim Wei Jie paints minute strokes that give way to panoramas, strewn with unusual asides: migrants crossing oceans; an ancient king reclaiming a throne; rivers clogged with corpses; the paperwork for an invasion; a milo dinosaur the height of Mount Everest. A Book of Changes is a young poet's attempt to make sense of the impossible ebb and flow of t...

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  • Ng Yi-Sheng

    A Book Of Hims

    $16.00

    In 2008, Ng Yi-Sheng won the Singapore Literature Prize for Last Boy, a debut collection which explored the poet's coming of age as a gay man. A Book of Hims is a spiritual sequel to this work, written with a voice that has grown older, but remains just as eccentric and reckless as before. Once again, he deals with the topics of male love and spirituality, recollecting current and past romances, odes to mentors and holy figures, as well as experiments with diverse poetic forms, including the ...

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