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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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    Junichirō Tanizaki

    A Cat, A Man, And Two Women

    $21.00

    Shinako has been ousted from her marriage by her husband Shozo and his younger lover Fukuko. She's lost her home, status and respectability, but the only thing she longs for is Lily, the elegant tortoiseshell cat she shared with her husband. As Shinako pleads for Lily's return, Shozo's reluctance to part with the cat reveals his true affections, and the lengths he'll go to hold onto the one he loves most. A small masterpiece, A Cat, a Man, and Two Women is a study of Japanese society and mann...

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  • Becky Chambers

    A Closed And Common Orbit

    $18.50

    Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone. But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over. Together, Pepper and Lovey wil...

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  • Ha Jin

    A Good Fall

    $27.00

    In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. A lonely composer takes comfort in the antics of his girlfriend's parakeet; young children decide to change their names so they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will hurt their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. All of ...

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  • Marina Lewycka

    A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian

    $19.00

    'Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface a sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the family ghosts a kick up the backside.' Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must aside a lifetime of feuding to save their emigre engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. With her proclivity for g...

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    Angela McAllister

    A World Full Of Animal Stories

    $26.00

    Illustrated by Aitch Prepare for a story time like no other as you delve into this beautifully-illustrated collection of classic stories featuring tales about your favourite animals from every corner of the globe. This anthology of animal stories brings together the most loved animal-themed fables, myths and legends including The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Why the Swallow's Tail is Forked and the story of Ananse and the Python. Lively retellings from best-selling author Angela McAl...

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  • Nick Hornby

    About A Boy

    $22.00

    Thirty-six-year-old Londoner Will loves his life. Living carefree off the royalties of his dad's Christmas song, he's rich, unattached and has zero responsibilities - just the way he likes it. But when Will meets Marcus, an awkward twelve-year-old who listens to Joni Mitchell and accidentally kills ducks with loaves of bread, an unlikely friendship starts to bloom. Can this odd duo teach each another how to finally act their age? Hugely funny and equally heartfelt, Nick Hornby's classic prove...

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  • Q. M. Zhang

    Accomplice To Memory

    $33.00

    In Accomplice to Memory, Q.M. Zhang pieces together the mystery of her father's exodus from China to the US during the two decades of civil and world war leading up to the 1949 revolution. But after a lifetime of her father's secrets and lies, Zhang's efforts to untangle the truth are thwarted by the distance between generations and her father's growing dementia. One day, late in his life, Zhang's father tells her a story she never heard before, and suddenly, all of his previous stories begin...

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  • George Eliot

    Adam Bede

    $22.00

    Discover George Eliot's first novel, a tale of rural tragedy and redemption. It may seem like an old tale: the beautiful village girl, her faithful admirer, a country squire's seduction. But seen through the eyes of any of its players, the old tale becomes one of fresh heartbreak, innocent hopes, best intentions gone awry, and better selves lost and restored. George Eliot's first novel shows all her humane intelligence and intimate knowledge of the richness and complexity of ordinary life.Pap...

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  • Alain Mabanckou

    African Psycho

    $17.00

    Translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley Gregoire Nakobomayo, a petty criminal, has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. He's planned the crime for some time, but still, the act of murder requires a bit of psychological and logistical preparation. Luckily, he has a mentor to call on, the far more accomplished serial killer Angoualima. The fact that Angoualima is dead doesn't prevent Gregoire from holding lengthy conversations with him. Little by little, Gregoire interweaves Angoualima's l...

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  • Kevin Martens Wong

    Altered Straits

    $24.00

    In an alternate 1947 filled with mystical creatures, Singapuran boy-soldier Naufal Jazair is bonded to the merlion Bahana and enlisted in a war against an aggressive neighbour. Meanwhile, in a dystopian Singapore in 2047, SAF officer Titus Ang is tasked with entering Naufal’s universe and retrieving a merlion to save the future of Singapore from the Concordance, a hive intelligence that is close to consuming what remains of humanity. Paperback: 384 PagesProduct Dimensions: 152 x 225 mmISBN: 9...

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  • Mikhail Sholokhov

    And Quiet Flows The Don

    $29.00

    translated by Stephen Garry An extraordinary Russian masterpiece, And Quiet Flows the Don follows the turbulent fortunes of the Cossack people through peace, war and revolution--among them the proud and rebellious Gregor Melekhov, who struggles to be with the woman he loves as his country is torn apart. Borne of Mikhail Sholokhov's own early life in the lands of the Cossacks by the river Don, it is a searing portrait of a nation swept up in conflict, with all the tragic choices it brings.Pape...

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  • Leo Tolstoy

    Anna Karenina

    $29.00

    Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades.Paperback: 992 PagesProduct Dimensions: 153 x 216 mmISBN: 9781784871956Published by Vintage UK

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  • William Boyd

    Any Human Heart

    $19.00

    Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of both. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do i...

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  • Gun Snark

    Attack On Titan: No Regrets

    $51.00

    Illustrated by Hikaru Suruga In Attack on Titan, Erwin Smith and Captain Levi are an inseparable duo, the calculating brain and pumping heart of the Survey Corps. But their past was a mystery, until the release of the globally-acclaimed bestseller Attack on Titan: No Regrets. Years earlier, the young Erwin was an ambitious military ladder-climber and political prodigy, while Levi lived in another world under the elite’s feet, the Underground. In this place, humans are born and die surrounded ...

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  • Kei Miller

    Augustown

    $22.00

    From the winner of the Forward Prize, Augustown is a magical and haunting novel set in the underbelly of Jamaica. Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear running through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place wh...

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    Ali Smith

    Autumn

    $19.00

    Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever... Paperback: 272 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780241973318 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Imbolo Mbue

    Behold The Dreamers

    $17.00

    New York, 2007. After two long years apart, Jende Jonga has brought his wife Neni from Cameroon to join him in the land of opportunity. Drawn by the promise of America they are seeking the chance of a better life for them and their son. When Jende lands a dream job as chauffeur to a Lehman Brothers executive, Neni finds herself taken into the confidence of his glamorous wife Cindy. The Edwards are powerful and privileged: dazzling examples of what America can offer to those who are prepared t...

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    Claudio Magris

    Blameless

    $45.00

    translated by Anne Milano Appel Claudio Magris's searing new novel ruthlessly confronts the human obsession with war and its savagery in every age and every country. His tale centers on a man whose maniacal devotion to the creation of a Museum of War involves both a horrible secret and the hope of redemption. Luisa Brooks, his museum's curator, a descendant of victims of Jewish exile and of black slavery, has a complex dilemma: will the collections she exhibits save humanity from repeating it...

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  • Karen Tei Yamashita

    Brazil-Maru

    $26.00

    Yamashita's novels are classics of Asian American literature, and this repackaging of three of her novels relocates them into a contemporary context and argues visually for their place in the canon. Now more than ever, the intersectionality and politically charged nature of Yamashita's work makes an argument both for pluralism and for the difficult work of living together in shifting, demographically complex societies. Paperback: 272 PagesProduct Dimensions: 153 x 229 mmISBN: 9781566894845 Pu...

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  • Jay McInerney

    Bright, Precious Days

    $21.00

    This unforgettable New York story of glamour, sex, ambition, and heartbreak begins in the heady days before the financial crash. Russell and Corrine Calloway seem to be living the dream: a calendar filled with high-society parties; jobs they care about and enjoy; twin children, a boy and a girl whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But beneath the glossy surfaces, things are simmering. Russell, editor-in-chief of a boutique publisher, has cultural cl...

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  • Madeleine Thien

    Certainty

    $21.00

    In present-day Vancouver, Gail Lim, a producer of radio documentaries, is haunted by the mysterious events in her father’s childhood in war-torn Asia, and using her skills as a journalist is driven to unravel the mystery of his past. As a boy, Matthew Lim hid in the jungle fringe near Leila Road in Japanese-occupied Sandakan, North Borneo, with Ani, a girl whose friendship shapes the rest of his life. Together they barely survive the terrifying events of the war, which shatters their families...

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    Malorie Blackman

    Chasing The Stars

    $19.00

    Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety. Nathan's ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journey it is attacked. Only a few survive. Their lives unexpectedly collide. Nathan and Olivia are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head over heels. But not everyone is pleased. Surrounded by rumours, deception, even murder, is it possible to live ou...

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  • Jean-Christophe Rufin

    Checkpoint

    $28.90

    translated by Alison Anderson Suspense and tense interpersonal dynamics characterize this taut bestselling novel set in the world of international humanitarian aid by Jean-Christophe Rufin, a co-founder of Doctors Without Borders. The four men who accompany Maud on an aid convoy couldn’t be further from the clichéd idea of humanitarian volunteers. One by one, they reveal the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and, mile by mile, the true nature of their cargo becomes c...

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    Stefan Zweig

    Chess

    $12.00

    '... a human being, an intellectual human being who constantly bends the entire force of his mind on the ridiculous task of forcing a wooden king into the corner of a wooden board, and does it without going mad!' A group of passengers on a cruise ship challenge the world chess champion to a match. At first, they crumble, until they are helped by whispered advice from a stranger in the crowd - a man who will risk everything to win. Stefan Zweig's acclaimed novella Chess is a disturbing, intens...

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    Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng

    Coalition Of The Savoury Spare Parts

    $17.00

    The annual Fifth Milestone Kway Chap Competition looms but the reigning champion old Mdm Lam is missing! Can LORR, her newly arrived intergalactic kitchen helper, defend her title? Or is he deluded by the Kitchen God? Is everything a ploy by Quek Kee Fishballs as the fledgling Hawkers’ Party threatens its domination plan?Paperback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 160 x 230 mmISBN: 9789811145360Published by Comics of SG Heritage

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  • Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Crime And Punishment

    $29.00

    Consumed by the idea of his own special destiny, immured in poverty and deprivation, Rashkolnikov is drawn to commit a terrible crime. In the aftermath, Rashkolnikov is dogged by madness, guilt and a calculating detective, and a feverish cat-and-mouse game unfolds. The only hope for redemption, if Rashkolnikov can but recognise it, lies in the virtuous and faithful Sonya.Paperback: 560 pagesProduct Dimensions: 153 x 216 mmISBN: 9781784871970Published by Vintage UK

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  • Roald Dahl

    Cruelty

    $23.00

    Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We each have a streak of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer. Among others, you'll read the story of two young bullies and the boy they torment, the adulterous wife who uncovers her husband's secret, the man with a painting tattooed on his back whose value he doesn't appreciate and the butler and chef who run rings around their obnoxious employe...

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    Bohumil Hrabal

    Cutting It Short

    $17.00

    translated by James Naughton In a quiet town where not much happens, Maryska, the flamboyant brewer's wife, stands out. She cuts her skirt short so that she can ride her bicycle, her golden hair flying out behind her. She butchers pigs. She drinks and eats with relish. And when the garrulous ranconteur Uncle Pepin comes to visit the locals are scandalized even further, in Bohumil Hrabal's affecting, exuberant portrayal of a small central European community between the wars.Paperback: 112 page...

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  • Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim

    Danger Dan And Gadget Girl: The Robot Revolution

    $10.00

    Illustrated by Elvin Ching What happens when machines in 2135 are created to be so smart that they become smarter than humans? In this final instalment of the Danger Dan and Gadget Girl series, it’s the electrifying battle between the 100% efficient robots vs the helpless humans (who are not quite so efficient and often not sure of what they’re doing). Do humans even stand a chance? Or will they meet their digital doom? In The Robot Revolution, Danger Dan, Gadget Girl and Power Paws have to a...

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  • Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim

    Danger Dan And Gadget Girl: The Zany Zombie-fest

    $10.00

    Illustrated by Elvin Ching What do you get when you mix one cup of Banana Mania Milk, a chicken rice food pastille, a dash of the undead and a sprinkle of terror? A recipe for disaster! Danny discovers that his favourite pastime—eating—has taken on a whole new flavour in 2135. In The Zany Zombie-fest, Danger Dan, Gadget Girl and Power Paws come face-to-face with the horrifying monsters of Haw Par Villa… and we’re not even talking about those in the Ten Courts of Hell! The superheroes have to ...

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    Shirley Jackson

    Dark Tales

    $19.00

    Step into the unsettling world of Shirley Jackson this autumn with a collection of her finest, darkest short stories, revealing the queen of American gothic at her mesmerising best. There's something nasty in suburbia. In these deliciously dark tales, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and no...

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  • Sophie Hannah

    Deadlier

    $46.00

    From Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, women writers have long been drawn to criminal acts. Here, award-winning author Sophie Hannah brings together 100 of her favourite examples. Deadlier includes prize-winners, bestsellers and rising stars, so whether you take your crime cosy or hard-boiled, this big, beautiful anthology will keep you reading long into the night.Hardback: 800 pagesProduct Dimensions: 170 x 240 mmISBN: 9781784975463Published by Head ...

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    José Saramago

    Death At Intervals

    $22.00

    translated by Margaret Jull Costa In an unnamed country, on the first day of the New Year, people stop dying. There is great celebration and people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Soon, though, the residents begin to suffer. Undertakers face bankruptcy, the church is forced to reinvent its doctrine, and local 'maphia' smuggle those on the brink of death over the border where they can expire naturally. Death does return eventually, but with a ...

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    Cixin Liu

    Death's End

    $19.00

    Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations can co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from t...

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  • Roald Dahl

    Deception

    $23.00

    Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves. Here, among many others, you'll read about how to get away with the perfect murder, the old man whose wagers end in a most disturbing payment, how revenge is sweeter when it is carried out by someone else and the card sharp so good at cheating he does something surprising with his life.Pap...

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  • Imre Kertész

    Detective Story

    $20.00

    translated by Tim Wilkinson From his prison cell, Antonio Martens, an interrogator for the recently fallen dictatorship, awaits execution. His charge? Multiple counts of murder; the murder of those disappeared by the state. Bereft of authority, and unable to avoid the consequences of his actions any longer, Martens turns his story to his involvement in the assassination of the high-profile Salinas family, and with it peers into the murderous mechanics of a regime bent on achieving its ends--n...

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  • Junji Ito

    Dissolving Classroom

    $22.00

    A pair of twisted siblings-Yuuma, a young man obsessed with the devil, and Chizumi, the worst little sister in recorded history-cause all sorts of tragic and terrifying things to happen wherever they go. These scary short stories will shock you with a literal interpretation of the ills that plague modern society. Paperback: 202 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 190 mmISBN: 9781942993858 Published by Vertical

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  • Madeleine Thien

    Do Not Say We Have Nothing

    $24.00

    In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming. As her relationship with Marie deepens, Ai-Ming tells the story of her family in revolutionary China, from the crowded teahouses in the first days of Chairman Mao’s ascent to the Shanghai Conservatory in the 1960s and the events leading to the Beijing demonstrations of 1989. It is a history of revolutionar...

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  • Agatha Christie

    Dumb Witness

    $19.00

    An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home... Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn't receive the letter until June 28th... by which time Emily was already dead...Paperback: 336 pagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmI...

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  • Balli Kaur Jaswal

    Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows

    $19.00

    Every woman has a secret life… When Nikki takes a creative writing job at her local temple, with visions of emancipating the women of the community she left behind as a self-important teenager, she’s shocked to discover a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals. Yet to her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty – these are women who have spent their lives in the shadows of fathers, brothers and husbands; being dutiful, raising chi...

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    Roald Dahl

    Fear

    $20.00

    Do you like feeling scared? Featuring fourteen classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl these terrible tales will have you shivering as you turn the pages. They include such timeless and haunting tales as Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone.Paperback: 320 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9781405933216Published by Penguin Books

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  • James Tan

    Final Resting Place

    $17.00

    Abandoned by his own parents at the Bukit Brown cemetery, the boy has to find a way out. Lost among the graves, he can only rely on his wits and resourcefulness. Will he prevail or perish?Paperback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 160 x 230 mmISBN: 9789811146800Published by Comics of SG Heritage

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    Daniel Keyes

    Flowers For Algernon

    $19.00

    Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone’s jokes – until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius.But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.Paperback: 238 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9781474605731Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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  • Polly Ho-Yen

    Fly Me Home

    $15.00

    Feeling lost and alone in a strange new city, Leelu wishes she could fly away back home - her real home where her dad is, thousands of miles away. London is cold and grey and the neighbours are noisy and there's concrete everywhere. But Leelu is not alone; someone is leaving her gifts outside her house - wonders which give her curious magical powers. Powers which might help her find her way home... Paperback: 304 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780552576239 Published by Corgi Books

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  • O Thiam Chin

    Fox Fire Girl

    $24.00

    Derrick can’t believe his luck when he rekindles a romance with ex-girlfriend Yifan. But Yifan remains aloof and distant, eventually confiding to Derrick that in her hometown of Ipoh, she discovered that she is actually a fox spirit with mystical powers. But Derrick isn’t the only person who has fallen under Yifan’s spell. Unbeknownst to him, Tien Chen, a man with an unhealthy obsession with fire, has also been dating her. When Tien Chen eventually confronts Yifan about her infidelity, she te...

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  • Ed Lin

    Ghost Month

    $17.50

    August is Ghost Month in Taiwan—a time to pay respects to the dead and avoid unlucky omens. Jing-nan, who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, isn’t superstitious, but this August will haunt him nonetheless. He learns that his high school sweetheart has been murdered—found scantily clad near a highway where she was selling betel nuts. Beyond his harrowing grief, Jing-nan is confused. “Betel nut beauties” are typically women in desperate circumstances, but Julia Huang was high ...

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  • James Baldwin

    Go Tell It On The Mountain

    $24.00

    'I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.' Drawing on James Baldwin's own boyhood in a religious community in 1930s Harlem, his first novel tells the story of young Johnny Grimes. Johnny is destined to become a preacher like his father, Gabriel, at the Temple of the Fire Baptized, where the church swells with song and it is as if 'the Holy Ghost were riding on the air'. But he feels only scalding hatred for Gabriel, whose fear and fanaticism lead him to abuse his f...

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