The Last Immigrant


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by Lau Siew Mei 
published by Epigram Books


By the author of Playing Madame Mao, hailed by Time magazine as "one of the best novels ever written about Singapore".

Ismael, a transplanted Singaporean, lives on a bucolic suburban Brisbane street. His job is to decide whether asylum-seekers get to stay in the country, a dilemma that never fails to remind him of his own immigrant status. But then his life begins to take on the hue of a nightmare: his neighbour inexplicably commits suicide, his wife dies of cancer, his daughter abandons him for the United States, and his Siamese cat goes missing.

- paperback: 280 pages
- product dimensions: 225 x 152 mm
- ISBN: 9789814785129