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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY

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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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  • Samuel Lee

    A Field Guide To Supermarkets In Singapore

    $25.00

    A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore is a 19th century reference book (on philology? art history? anthropology? nobody remembers) that fell into a tropical swamp and was rescued, then lovingly restored, by a nice lady in curlers. Caked in organic matter too dense to scrub off, the pages of Samuel Lee's debut collection reveal visions and premonitions of a city filled with characters engaged in their own private sorrows, both minute and expansive. To read him is to be lost in the aisles ...

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  • Verena Tay

    Balik Kampung 3A

    $19.00

    Ten established and new writers have written ten short stories that are set in Seletar, Yishun, Marsiling, Ang Mo Kio and Upper Thompson. Because each story draws upon the respective writer's in-depth knowledge of a specific space, they are powerful texts that evoke vivid characters inhabiting palpable environments and demonstrate why these writers regard Singapore's northern shores as 'home'.Paperback: 182 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 200 mmISBN: 9789811112904Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Verena Tay

    Balik Kampung 3B

    $19.00

    Here are nine exciting tales that will deepen your appreciation of three eastern and six western locations of Singapore and give you fresh insights about the human condition. Each writer has drawn deep from their experiences of having lived in a particular neighbourhood for at least ten years to create honest texts that will resonate with readers the world over.Paperback: 174 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 200 mmISBN: 9789811112911Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Verena Tay

    Balik Kampung 3C

    $19.00

    Balik Kampung 3C: Central Corridor contains stories that feature the central spine of Singapore: from Bukit Timah, Bukit Merah, Farrer Road, Cairnhill, down to the Keppel area. Responding to at least ten years of living within a particular neighbourhood, each author has woven aspects of specific landscapes together with various autobiographical elements and created fascinating combinations of fiction and non-fiction. This collection is guaranteed to touch your heart and make you wonder where ...

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  • Julie Koh

    BooksActually's Gold Standard 2016

    $22.00

    BooksActually's Gold Standard 2016 is a highly anticipated new annual anthology from indie bookstore BooksActually, comprising short fiction by the best cult writers of East Asia, Southeast Asia and the diaspora. Showcasing some of the most compelling and original voices of the moment, this year's all-star collection features stories from nineteen writers. Edited by Julie Koh, whose own fiction appears in 2016's Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Comedy Writing, BooksActually's Gold ...

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  • Julie Koh

    Capital Misfits

    $19.00

    A capsule collection of surreal short stories from one of Australia's rising stars. A woman arrives on the seventh level of Heaven, only to realise it is a trading floor where the dead swap their karma before rebirth. In a Sydney laboratory, a vagrant participates in cosmeceutical trials in return for a Rolex watch. On an island made out of sugar, a student questions the rule of the benevolent Sugar Daddy. At an open mic night in New York, a zen poet takes the stage and begins to tell the gre...

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  • Jennifer Anne Champion

    Caterwaul

    $16.00

    Caterwaul is a memoir — is scrapbook — is a wall of sound. Caterwaul chronicles the dramas of a poorly poet in circumstances beyond her control. Illustrated with visual snippets of the poet's childhood in Serangoon Gardens, Jennifer Anne Champion maps pain and desire across middle-class suburbia, in a contest to be heard against the poetry of the heartlands.Paperback: 71 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811112355Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Eddie Tay

    Dreaming Cities

    $16.00

    In this book, poems and street photographs dream of the modern city, laying a poetic geography over the urban landscapes of Hong Kong and Singapore. Born in Singapore, Eddie Tay is a long time resident of Hong Kong. He is an associate professor at the Department of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he teaches courses on street photography, creative writing and poetry. He is also the reviews editor of Cha, an online literary journal based in Hong Kong. This is his fourth co...

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  • Grace Chia

    Every Moving Thing That Lives Shall Be Food

    $19.00

    A Singapore emigrant muses about the HDB heartlands and her adopted British lifestyle. An undergrad gets culture shock travelling abroad to Canada for the first time. A vegetarian Western tourist finds a meatier version of Asia in a massage parlour. A desperate male sniffs around a lone cougar. An expat wife seeks solace in a Kundera-quoting freelance artist. And a workaholic widower gets enlightened in his last days. Grace Chia's Every Moving Thing That Lives Shall Be Food is a smorgasbord ...

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  • SKL0

    Greetings From Singapore

    $29.00

    This is a statement, an art piece, a belief, a dream, an idea. This is an observation, an obsession, a process, a completion. This is a question, an answer, a declaration, a progression. This is a toe past the line, a thought outside the box, a boundary pushed. This is a whisper in an ocean of screams, a crack in a gargantuan wall, a thread in the wider tapestry. Or maybe this is just a book of postcards you can tear off and send to your friends who deserve more than a "FINE" t-shirt.Hardback...

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  • Ng Yi-Sheng

    Loud Poems For A Very Obliging Audience

    $16.00

    This book is a compilation of some of Ng Yi-Sheng's best spoken word pieces — songs, diatribes and phantasmagorias — created for assorted poetry slams, readings and theatrical events between the years 1999 and 2016. Dealing with issues of politics, history, cultural identity and queer sexuality, these works show the writer at his most fearless, opinionated and dramatic — a complement to the subtler but similarly imaginative poems of his first collection of poetry, last boy. Paperback: 128 Pag...

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  • O Thiam Chin

    Love, Or Something Like Love

    $22.00

    A woman reminded of her past through the acts of her grandson. A band of swordsmen on a failed mission. The forbidden love of Zheng He, the great Chinese Admiral. A young daughter forming a strange bond with her deceased father’s cat. Presenting ten stories in his fifth collection, O Thiam Chin plumbs the joy and despair, hopes and fears of men and women caught up by their past and confounded by lost loves. Taut, dark and visceral, these stories reveal, once again, the mysteries that lie in t...

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  • Amanda Chong

    Professions (1st Edition)

    $25.00

    At the very start of us, I foresawevery possible ending. Professions is a poet's directory of heartbreak. The backbone of this collection is a cycle of fractured relationships, where professional preoccupations tear lovers apart as distrust and incomprehension brew. Set against this are glimpses of indestructible intimacy — between a mother, a granddaughter, and a friend. Amanda Chong's poems observe the doomed practice of the heart: solitary experiences, never fully nor mutually understood u...

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  • Mahita Vas

    Rain Tree

    $24.00

    When Ani is forcibly married, her dreams of becoming a teacher are shattered. Employed as a servant at Rain Tree, a colonial home, she indulges in English novels in her spare time. When Ani is widowed soon after, she befriends her Chinese colleagues who shield her from her bigoted mistress. Ani learns that her husband has left her a horrifying debt, one she must keep secret to safeguard her job and dignity. Falling in love with a house guest brings temporary respite. And ramifications — Ani b...

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  • Ai Wei Foo

    Semi Private Life In Helsinki: Autumn

    $24.00

    Semi Private Life in Helsinki is a visual journal in four parts. It documents the every-other-day life of artist Aiwei Foo, during her years in Finland. This journal is also part of her on-going series The Beaming Girl.Paperback: 95 pagesProduct Dimensions: 190 x 245 mm Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Ai Wei Foo

    Semi Private Life In Helsinki: Winter

    $24.00

    Semi Private Life in Helsinki is a visual journal in four parts. It documents the every-other-day life of artist Aiwei Foo, during her years in Finland. This journal is also part of her on-going series The Beaming Girl. Paperback: 95 pagesProduct Dimensions: 190 x 245 mm Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Samantha Ann Francis

    Shibuya Is Calling

    $29.00

    This book is dedicated to the traveler. But not just any traveler, mind you. It is meant for the wide-eyed, sometimes curious, occasionally weary-hearted traveler who dreams too much and wanders too often. It is for the traveler who watches strangers go by and weaves a million imaginary stories about their lives. It is also for the traveler whose sojourns bring home lifelong friendships and connections. Each page is the author's determined choice to focus on the quiet and dream-like beauty th...

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  • Joshua Ip, Daryl Qilin Yam and Ruth Tang

    SingPoWriMo 2016

    $21.00

    Singapore Poetry Writing Month, or as we affectionately call it, SingPoWriMo. Write one poem a day for thirty days in the cruel month of April: that was the challenge we first gave the Internet in 2014. In its third year, our anthology gathers the best of the 5,110 poems that were submitted in 2016. Daily challenging prompts reflected on the Singaporean condition, with verses written for every MRT and LRT station, poems that upgraded other poems that upgraded other poems and so on. We are pro...

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  • Verena Tay

    The Car And Other Plays

    $16.90

    Three specially selected school plays by seasoned theatre practitioner Verena Tay, including the award-winning The Car. These three plays tap into the realm of myth and fantasy, while still being firmly rooted in the reality of living day-to-day in modern Singapore. Understanding both the teaching and learning needs of the teacher and student, these plays are the keys towards nurturing a passion for theatre, and at the same time, fitting the curriculum. Paperback: 160 PagesProduct Dimensions:...

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    Agnes Chew

    The Desire For Elsewhere

    $25.00

    A girl who nearly meets with death while on board a plane from Paris to Marrakech; a boy who fills her arms with paper animals under the open skies of rural China; her doppelgänger whom she meets in the Middle East; a question she was once asked, and the answer she only finds three years after. The Desire For Elsewhere takes you on an intimate journey to explore the interiors of the museum of the narrator's being, where otherwise ordinary artefacts reveal the stories they contain within. Trav...

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  • Lin Xueling

    The Island In The Caldera

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Stephanie Raphaela Ho Being brave isn’t about never being afraid. It is about being scared and yet taking the leap and trying. Min Rui and Chloe are on a perilous journey home through the strange lands of the Island in the Caldera. The book is about how the two sisters face ferocious tree dragons, stinky giants, being hungry and tired, and still managing to survive. It is about helping friends, like a precocious talking cat, and reading lots of books. It is also a story about t...

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  • Troy Chin

    The Resident Tourist Part 3

    $19.90

    And then there were three. Growing up sure is complicated when you’ve got school to balance, friends to forge and futures to prepare. What do you do when the future finally arrives and is waiting for you to open the door? The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative by Troy Chin that began in 2007.Paperback: 221 Pages Product Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810825591Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Troy Chin

    The Resident Tourist Part 8

    $19.90

    This is the good life. With hard work comes the corresponding spoils. That’s the theory, anyway. But what if all the fast cars and beautiful company in the world still leave you wanting? When push comes to shove, would you even know what to look for? The eighth installment of Troy Chin’s ongoing autobiographical comic book series is now available from Math Paper Press. Troy Chin is a Singapore-born comic book maker whose works include the four-panel slice of life comic strip Loti, the music i...

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  • Grace Chia

    The Wanderlusters

    $22.00

    Delilah has her dream job working as a diva for the globe-trotting and glamorous Cirque Obélisque, the world's most famous modern circus. When her husband abandons her and their daughter, her life turns upside down until Richard, a charismatic and charming performer, enters her life. But in this close-knit village where everyone knows everyone, does she dare love another? The Wanderlusters is a backstage pass for a sneak peek at life behind the curtains of a travelling circus community, and h...

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  • Alvin Mark Tan

    Thirty Days On The Camino

    $29.00

    The Camino de Santiago is a popular pilgrimage route in Europe. Globetrotting artist Alvin Mark Tan walks 800km of the way over 30 days, and records his sights and experiences in his drawings. He hopes his story will inspire readers to go off the beaten track from time to time.Hardback: 100 PagesProduct Dimensions: 160 x 225 mmISBN: 9789810986223Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Grace Chia

    We R Family

    $19.00

    Families come packaged in all shapes and sizes. At the heart of every family unit is love — or what passes off as love.  A father and son bond over a loss — with wool. A myopic daughter sees her parents clearly for the first time. Two mental patients learn to coexist under the same roof. An American biracial dad finds moorings with his African adoptee. And a Kiwi mum in a mixed family grows roots in multicultural Singapore. An anthology of eight unforgettable tales, We R Family celebrates the...

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  • Cheryl Julia Lee

    We Were Always Eating Expired Things

    $16.00

    We Were Always Eating Expired Things is centred on our innate desire for connection, both physical and emotional. The poems deal with the impossibility of such an endeavour and celebrate our persistence in striving anyway. At its core, the collection is built around a very wise line from a Beatles song: I want to hold your hand. I want to hold your hand with no further expectations. I want to hold your hand instead of telling you I understand when I don’t. I want to hold your hand although we...

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  • 孤星子

    消灭众神

    $16.00

    Destroy All Gods 《消灭众神》是孤星子最新的诗集,精心挑选出36首令你热血沸腾,想开始质问生活的冲动。他的取材大胆,用语犀利,充满思辨精神,生猛地将生活的各横切面摆在读者眼前。孤星子拥有一把嘹亮的声音,在作品中痛斥了那些滥用语言藻饰空洞内容,胡诌吟咏却理直气壮的作品与神台上的「伪神」,为新一代人的文学开辟了另一种想象。台湾著名诗人鸿鸿评:「同题诗作〈消灭众神〉有堪比痖弦〈深渊〉的气势,令人惊艳。」 Paperback: 119 pagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mm ISBN: 9789810992200 Published by Math Paper Press

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