City of Small Blessings


by Simon Tay
published by Landmark Books


A Singaporean retires, migrates and then returns. But, he slowly finds, there is no simple return to the place called home. Once a well-known public figure who contributed to the country, he is now outside the rush of workdays, on the fringe of the city he barely recognises, distanced from his wife and son, even as he loves them. A letter comes from the government and he begins the journey. In the present, he must find a way to face the new men of authority. In the past, he must confront old sacrifices and struggles. He regrets. He loves. He cycles and discovers...

Simon Tay's long-awaited novel, City of Small Blessings, is layered and nuanced. Telling the story of one man, it is a complex lens that exposes the tragedies and blessings in Singapore. This book has been described by the publisher as "likely to be one of the most hotly debated novels of all time".

- paperback: 218 pages 
- product dimensions: 117 x 180 mm

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