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  • Danielle Lim

    And Softly Go The Crossings

    $24.00

    The silent interplay between beauty and darkness, pain and healing. In this collection of short stories, Singapore Literature Prize-winner Danielle Lim probes the unseen changes which take place in the human psyche and their impact on the textures of life. Weaving through pain and healing, beauty and darkness, these silent crossings of the human heart and mind are deep and formidable. Yet they often go unnoticed due to their quiet, subtle nature. From a man struggling to bridge the distance b...

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  • Princess Vibhavadi Rangsit

    Prisna

    $37.00

    The story of a young modern Siamese girl and her quest for true love. Prisna takes place in 1938 in Phra Nakhon, Thailand, during a time when men and women were not equals. Marriage for women meant security, not love. Prissana is the youngest daughter among four girls and was the only one raised in America by their uncle. She is outgoing, cheerful, and pretty, but at the same time, she is also headstrong, intelligent, and opinionated. She returns to Thailand after living in America for 12 yea...

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  • Chi P. Pham and Chitra Sankaran

    Revenge Of Gaia

    $31.00

    Vietnamese literature, officially an ideological state instrument of nation-building, eulogizes acts that celebrate the victory and the power of human beings over the natural world. Generations of Vietnamese have been taught in school that Vietnam has 'forests of gold' and 'seas of silver' as well as fertile land. Vietnamese literary works, whether about the non-human or the human world, potentially reflect and resonate to these political orientations in environmental policies that ultimately...

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  • Barrie Sherwood

    Speed Of Lightness

    $26.00

    Kyoto University student Aozora Fujiwara has been playing too much mah-jong and now he’s deep in debt. When Aunt Okane (‘money’) dies and leaves a collection of priceless art to him and his sister, Mai, he thinks his problems are solved. But they’re only just beginning: Mai’s disappeared and he can’t liquidate the estate without her. The quest that ensues takes Aozora to the deep south of Japan and the unlikely setting of a Dutch theme park called, Amsterland… The joy in Sherwood’s tale is in...

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  • Grace Chia

    The Arches Of Gerrard Street

    $23.00

    The shooting of her childhood friend in London’s Chinatown has led Molly from Batu Pahat in Malaysia to the British capital to seek answers behind his murder. As she faces money problems, loneliness and the threat of gang violence, she is smitten by Iain at the same time her boyfriend from Singapore comes looking for her. Can she uncover the truth behind the doors of this immigrant enclave shrouded in secrecy? This is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl from a small town thrust into a bi...

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  • Audrey Chin

    The Ash House

    $26.00

    The Tjoa ash-house intended for ancestral tables has stood at the top of Kota Cahaya's exclusive Green Hill for a century. Now it is all drooping lintels and sagging roof; a haunted house with a haunted heir in it - Arno Tjoa, a Barbie-doll fixated cripple whom Sister Mary Michael, the clairvoyant nun, has been sent to set free. ​ Arno believes Bing Fa – the fascinating spirit of a pipa-diva trapped in a ghost marriage to his grandfather – is the key to solving the misfortunes plaguing the ho...

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  • Elaine Chiew

    The Heartsick Diaspora And Other Stories

    $24.00

    Acutely observed, wry and playful, her debut collection celebrates people who are torn between cultures and juggling a fragmented sense of self. Five writers form a writing support group but the dynamics shift when a young, handsome Asian writer joins them; three Singaporean daughters welcome their mother on her first visit to London and quarrel over steamboat; a Chinese woman raps about being a Tiger Mother; an elderly Chinese woman recognizes that it isn’t the race that estranges, but the i...

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